Integrating QT into Large Visual C++ 2013 Project ...
I have a rather large Visual C++ 2013 project I would like to integrate QT with. Per multiple instructions online I perform the following inside of the project folder:
C:[[LocationOfProject]]>C:\Qt\5.3\msvc2013_opengl\bin\qmake.exe -project -spec win32-msvc2013 -tp vc
From here I get a pro file generated but what do I do with the pro file? Ideally it is rumored that I would get a vcproj file which I can then edit but I don't know how to generate one.
I would like to work on my project completely in Visual Studio if possible.
Thank you for your time.
If what you want is "just" to use Qt with visual compiler, you should consider using QtCreator as IDE with a .pro file like the one you generated -- if it not already done, take a look on the documentation of qmake including this "page":http://qt-project.org/doc/qt-5/qmake-running.html which explain the "-project" option. If you want to use visual studio as IDE, you can use your .pro file to generate vcproj with "-tp vc" option (take a look "here":http://qt-project.org/doc/qt-5/qmake-platform-notes.html#creating-visual-studio-project-files), but you should never modify it from visual studio gui: modify the .pro file and regenerate the vcproj instead.
note: another way to generate vcproj working with Qt is to use CMake.
Thank you very much; the steps for doing this aren't clear.
I guess it is natural that Qt would hawk their Qt Creator for their stuff but Visual Studio truly is a better development environment for creating software on Windows.
So, for other folks to help them out you need to run "qmake.exe -project -spec win32-msvc2013 -tp vc" FIRST THEN run "qmake.exe -tp vc -r"
(The -r option may be unnecessary, I just include it in case you have sub-projects inside the main folder).