Trying to setup Qt Creator
I downloaded a Qt+Creator package. Specifically [qt-windows-opensource-5.2.0-msvc2012-x86_64-offline] by name. I installed it and also had MinGW compiler independently installed. Now I'm getting the following error when building my project.
12:50:30: Running steps for project chip45_α... 12:50:30: Starting: "C:\Qt\Qt5.2.0\5.2.0\msvc2012_64\bin\qmake.exe" C:\Qt\Qt5.2.0\Tools\QtCreator\bin\myp\myp.pro -r -spec win32-msvc2012 "CONFIG+=debug" "CONFIG+=declarative_debug" "CONFIG+=qml_debug" Cannot find file: C:\Qt\Qt5.2.0\Tools\QtCreator\bin\myp\myp.pro. 12:50:30: The process "C:\Qt\Qt5.2.0\5.2.0\msvc2012_64\bin\qmake.exe" exited with code 2. Error while building/deploying project myp (kit: Desktop Qt 5.2.0 MSVC2012 64bit) When executing step 'qmake' 12:50:30: Elapsed time: 00:00.
Does anyone know what could help?
Hi and welcome to devnet forum
First of all you cannot use a mix of compiler and pre-compiled Qt libs. Different compiler versions are not compatible.
Did you check if this file is available?
Cannot find file: C:\Qt\Qt5.2.0\Tools\QtCreator\bin\myp\myp.pro.
It looks like you are trying to have a project file within the installation part of Qt. This is not a good idea since you mess up the installation with your source.
Probably best is to create somewhere a separate directory for your projects and start from there (e.g. c:\Source).
In creator you can create a new project and give the desired path for the location of your new project. Try to make a simple "Hello world" application first for checking that the setup is ok.
For your error message shown above, this might be caused by an Anti-virus application, which has removed or denies access to the pro file. However, that is just a guess.
Thanks for the reply @koahnig. Sorry, I'm not too experienced with Qt. The .pro file is indeed there. I moved the project outside to another folder in C and the issue presists. The problem seems to be that my installation doesn't recognize a compiler. I get this message when trying to clean the project.
:-1: error: Qt Creator needs a compiler set up to build. Configure a compiler in the kit options.
You downloaded msvc2012 Qt version so you need to use Visual studio 2012 as compiler.
(installed separately )
If you use any of the MINGW Qt version, the compiler is
included and installing an extra standalone might just generate issues.
Why such old version ? if i may ask ?
There are much newer released:
The error "-1: error: Qt Creator needs a compiler" suggest you do not have visual studio installed so
either install Visual studio 2012 or grab a mingw version of Qt so kit works.
The visual studio Qt do not work with mingw.
@mrjj I figured that was my issue. I went through the official channels but it seems to be a 60gig download and my connection isn't the greatest and I don't want to wait the whole day and then some basically. The installer does let me pick which components to download. What do I need for a simple installation? I just need to write a couple of Qt Widget applications.
Hi and welcome to devnet,
If you use the online installer, just select the MinGW build and compiler as @mrjj.
60 GB ? THen you must selected multiple.
For desktop development with widgets you just need mingw Qt.