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Import and build Eclipse project in Qt

  • Hi all.

    This is my first time on this forum so excuse me if my question was already on it.

    I have a question about importing an Eclipse project in Qt.

    Firstly I want to tell you, we have to make an chat program over an Ad-hoc network.
    For my Assignment we got a code that works in eclipse and we already made a protocol etc.
    Now we want to make a GUI with Qt but don't know where to start.
    If we import the Files by:

    File > New file or project... > Import Project > Import Existing Project

    We get our .cpp and .h files imported but i cant build it.
    Probably because there isn't a .pro or .ui I suppose.
    The error i get is:

    :-1: error: No rule to make target 'all'.  Stop.

    How can i get my project work?

    Thanks in advance =)

    Student uTwente Enschede

  • Hi @uTwenteStudent ,
    You are on the right track. Qt Creator likes .pro files (it can work with other things too, but for simplicity stick with .pro and qmake).

    I would suggest taking a look at the documentation at (also available inside Qt Creator) to see what options you have in importing and creating projects.

    Import as qmake Project could be the thing you want, or possibly create a test project (a Qt widgets application is probably easiest if you aren't familiar with QML) to see what a .pro file contains.

    The next question is to decide if you want to just include your existing code into a Qt project, or treat it as a library. If you want a library, then you would import as a library.

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