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QML Text not rendered using custom build VS2015 Qt 5.6

  • When doing a custom build of Qt, the build of Qt and of my demo program (below) compile without errors. However, I've noticed that QML text doesn't render. Here is the test program:

    import QtQuick 2.3
    import QtQuick.Window 2.0
    Window {
        visible: true
        FontLoader { id: myCustomFont; source: "qrc:/arial.ttf" }
        Text {
            anchors.horizontalCenter: page.horizontalCenter
            text: qsTr("Hello World")
            anchors.centerIn: parent
            // if I comment this line out, the text is NOT dispalyed
            renderType: Text.NativeRendering // text IS displayed with this line
        Rectangle {
            x: 10; y: 10
            width: 10; height: 10
            color: "red"

    As noted in the code, if I change the renderType to Text.NativeRendering, the text IS displayed. Note also that the rectangle is rendered without problems; in fact, I haven't seen any other graphics issues yet with my custom build. The Maroon demo that ships with Qt exhibits the same behavior--everything works fine, except the text is missing next to the fish and the star in the upper-right.

    I'm using Visual Studio 2015 and compiling Qt 5.6 from git:

    configure -opensource -platform win32-msvc2015 -opengl desktop

    Any ideas on how I can resolve this issue?

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    Hi and welcome to devnet,

    Does it work with the 5.5 ?

  • So as it turns out, compiling Qt 5.5 from git seems to solve this problem. I tried my demo program, as well as Maroon, and both display text by default (without having to set renderType to Text.NativeRendering).

    Dang it. That's what I get for trying a pre-release version. Thanks for the suggestion.