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Running other C++ applications on QT?



  • How to run other C++ applications and get it to build on QT creator?


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    @AAlex7 What do you mean? You mean like a non-Qt application?

    I would just use cmake and a CMakeLists.txt, which Qt Creator can load. You could use qmake too, but then you have at least a bit of qmake involved.

    I.e.

    main.cpp

    #include <iostream>
    
    using namespace std;
    
    int main(int ac, char **av)
    {
       cout << "hello world" << endl;
       return 0;
    }
    

    CMakeLists.txt

    cmake_minimum_required(VERSION 3.8)
    project(myproject)
    
    add_executable(${PROJECT_NAME} main.cpp)
    

    Then open that CMakeLists.txt file in qt creator and press build.

    Also CMake fully supports Qt so you can add Qt to your project later if you'd like.


  • Lifetime Qt Champion

    @AAlex7 Just run File -> New File or Project to see the list of possible projects with the different supported build systems.


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