Exporting/Importing Projects Setting in Qt Creator?



  • Hello,

    I made new session on Qt Creator 2.2.0 on Windows 7, which include several projects.
    Then edited "Projects" page to add some custom build steps and dependencies.

    All of these seem to be working well.

    However, after adding these custom build steps at my office, I bring back all files to my home and have to enter the same custom steps manually on Qt Creator, which is annoying.

    Is there a way to export session's project settings into some file and import at another computer?

    Thank you


  • Moderators

    Currently you can not export build settings from Qt Creator.

    We tend to recommend folding the extra work into the build system if possible. That way everybody profits, even when he is not able to get your exported configuration.


  • Moderators

    Hi Tobias,

    What do you mean exactly with folding the extra work into the build system?


  • Moderators

    I do not know what ryocchin is doing, but when this question arises the people are usually adding build steps to copy files to some places and do other setup tasks. Those should happen as part of the building (and installation) steps, as done by the build system, not as some extra setup steps you need to run manually after the build system is done.



  • Thank you, Tobias Hunger,

    You are right about including files in the installation file, but sometimes, as a part of debugging, I want to copy some (latest) parameter files to the same directory as the executable.

    Dependency between projects is another issue, which must be re-entered for each computer.

    Maybe, it is worthy of consideration as a new feature of Qt creator to store the contents of sessions in some file so that users can transfer them just like solution file of Visual Studio.


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