Running on Win 10 without IDE
I built a QT application for Windows 10 (x64) using QT 5.8 in Visual Studio 2015 (using the VS plugins). The intention is to have a release that I can drop on any Windows 10 machine and just run it.
I can run the standalone application fine on the actual computer that built it, but after ironing-out all the missing DLLs and missing runtimes to be installed on Windows, I still get the following error:
failed to start because it could not find or load the Qt platform plugin "windows" in “”
My program directory contains (I had to install Visual C++ Redistributable Runtime for Visual Studio 2015):
- NLib.dll //3rd party library
- NMTLib.dll //3rd party library
Anyone have any idea how to fix this?
That link was unfortunately not enough .... I did all that and the same thing was happening.
However, that thread did contain another link to QT documentation I didn't know about and that one did solve the problem:
.... I used the "quick and dirty" version: not so great in terms of engineering, but it did solve the problem: what remains is refining out what is not necessary.