Adding a MSVC compiler to a kit (Qt Creator 4.2 on Win10)
Pierrick Chandonnay last edited by
Hello, I'm a new user of Qt Creator. All the topics I found online these past days didn't cover what seems to be a simple operation: adding a MSVC compiler to a MSVC Qt kit. I must use Qt WebEngine, so my current MinGW kit won't cut it. I have VS 2015 and the corresponding Qt kit ready but don't know which file to add to the kit.
There's no option to add a MSVC compiler in Options>Build & Run>Compilers, so I guess I must use the Projects panel as well. If anyone know which file to link to, I'd be grateful.
Hi and welcome to devnet,
Qt Creator should auto detect the compiler for you. However what usually happens is that people install Visual Studio without checking the C++ option during installation thus they have a VS environment but nothing to build C++ code.
You should first check that.
Note that you also need to install the debugger separately. The one coming with VS is "internal" and cannot be used by other applications.