Designer or pure C++ code
I'm still at the beginning of the book
C++-GUI-Programming-with-Qt-4-2nd Editionand tested some C++ hand-code simple programs and one using the Designer.
As a preference, I prefer hand coding.
Using the Designer we should first create a
Formthen make it connected to all three
main.cppfiles. While the result is the same as hand code. The pure hand code is also more straightforward and simpler. we create a
.hfile and then its implementation in a
.cppfile and finally a
It's easier as well.
Even at least one of the authors of the book use hand-coding always.
What are your habits please on this case?
Do you want to have some advice for me (as a beginner)?
I personally also prefer hand-written code over using the Designer.
Although it might be very handy for quick prototyping/tests, i like to have full control over my code.
I think for a beginner you should go also with hand-written code (at least after spending a little bit of time using the designer to get comfortable in Qt) to actually better understand what happens in your application.
As a beginner, using designer to do the stuff is better and parallel hands on coding with C++, is a very good move , coz as @raven-worx said, for better understanding it is much way to be adaptive.
Coz if u want to have customization hand written will come in handy, when u want to have prototypes or just the samples not the plain and complete app , designer is a way go for developing.
others may pitch in with their understanding and experience too.
I'd be tempted to lock the thread tbh