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[Solved] "No engine" debugger missing

  • Hello there,

    I just installed the QT with QT IDE. I'm using win 7 64 bit.
    When I try to build a projekt it says "No engine" and that there's no debugger. I checked the debugger settings: There's no debugger identified automatically. Windows SDK is already installed and I use it successfully in VS 2015.

    Any Ideas how to solve this problem?


  • I reinstalled QT and now there is "GNU gdb 7.10.1 for MinGW 5.3.0 32 bit C:\QT\Tools\mingw530_32\bin\gdb.exe" listed in automatic found debugger.
    But the error is still there.

  • Lifetime Qt Champion

    Hi and welcome to devnet,

    gdb can only be used for MinGW built applications.

    For Visual Studio you need to download the debugging tools from Microsoft's web site.

  • Moderators

    AS @SGaist metioned GDB is the debugging engine for MinGW. For MSVC you need another debugger - CDB.
    Since you have Windows SDK already installed you can go to Add/Modify Programs, right click on the SDK and select "modify". Then in the wizard that will pop choose "Change", mark the "Debugging Tools For Windows" option and proceed with the installation. That will install CDB. After that open Qt Creator and in the Kits section of the options select your kit and choose CDB from the debuggers combo box.

  • Worked! Thank you very much!

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