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"qt creator needs a compiler setup to build windows"

  • Hello, and thanks for reading
    I have installed Qt from a setup named 'qt-opensource-windows-x86-msvc2013_64-5.5.0.exe', from which I infer that this version is setup to use the C compiler in Visual Studio 2013. Mt question is whether it should be backward compatible for older version of VS (I currently have 2012). If so, what do I need to do to get Qt Creator to recognize the compiler? I have tried under Tools | Options | Build & Run to select one of the auto-detected compilers (MV C++ Compiler 11.0 (etc), but I can never get it to show up in the compiler window under the 'Kits' tab when I select on the auto-detected kit name.

    Thanks in advance for all the help!

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    Hi and welcome
    You must use the installer that has the name of the actual visual studio you have
    as whole qt is compiled with that version and
    you cannot mix it.

    Qt 5.5.1 for Windows 32-bit (VS 2012, 747 MB) (info)

  • Thanks! Makes sense, now that I think of it.

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