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How to use Qt creator with source built qt



  • i am new to qt and i have build qt from source from this link:
    http://doc.qt.io/qt-5/linux-building.html

    after running the designer i realised that i am unable to access other files of qt project apart from ui file.
    can anyone tell me what to do to make a complete project with .pro,cpp and other files.


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    Qt Designer is included in Qt sources and works only for UI files. Qt Creator (the IDE) is a separate application and a separate project. You need to install or compile it first, for example from qt.io/downloads.

    Once you have Qt Creator installer, you need to open the settings, add your Qt Version, then add a so called Kit (which is Qt Version + compiler bundle), and then you are ready to go.

    If you want to avoid all that hassle, use the Qt installer from the link above - it will install Qt, Qt Creator, and set everything up for you, completely automatically.