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  • Hi.
    New to GUI building and to Qt.
    I tried MFC in Visual Studio 2013, read online discussions comparing this to Qt and tried some simple MFC examples. Seems difficult.
    So I decided to try Qt. I installed it (Qt 5.3) in Visual Studio 2013 (am writing in C++, Windows 8.1) and tried a simple example. I got past the x86/x64 error and now have encountered the
    error MSB6006: “cmd.exe” exited with code 3.
    I read through the Qt forum post on this error but don't understand the posted solution.
    Any suggestions?

    Also I looked through the Qt main pages at documentation, examples, etc.
    It's unclear to me what the relationship is between QtDesigner and QtCreator.
    Does Qt come with its own compiler? I.e., do I even need to install it in Visual Studio to use the VS2013 C++ compiler?

  • Lifetime Qt Champion

    Hi and welcome to devnet,

    Qt doesn't come with any compiler Except for the MinGW package. So yes, you need to install Visual Studio 2013 in order to use the VS2013 package.

    QtDesigner is a standalone application that allows you to design UI visually using drag and drop. Qt Creator is a complete IDE that integrates QtDesigner's functionality.

    Hope it helps

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