Integrate Qt VS tools with vcpkg-installed Qt



  • I have installed the qt5 library using vcpkg ./vcpkg install qt5:x64-windows

    Under ${vcpkg_root}/installed/x64-windows/tools, there are 6 sub-directories:

    • qt5: holds 2 conf files qt_release.conf and qt_debug.conf having the following structure:

      [Paths]
      Prefix = ${CURRENT_INSTALLED_DIR}
      Documentation = share/qt5/doc
      Headers = include
      Libraries = debug/lib
      Binaries = debug/tools/qt5
      LibraryExecutables = debug/tools/qt5
      Plugins = debug/plugins
      Qml2Imports = debug/qml
      Data = share/qt5/debug
      ArchData = share/qt5/debug
      HostData = share/qt5/debug
      HostBinaries = tools/qt5

    • qt5-3d, qt5-declarative, qt5-scxml, qt5-tools, and qt5-xmlpatterns which all have an empty qt.conf file

    I tried to add all the possible paths in the "Add New Qt Version" of the Qt VS Tools, each time I get the error:

    ${SPECIFIED_PATH}/bin/qmake.exe is not found.
    

    qmake.exe is directly under qt5 directory, there is no bin/ sub-directory.

    .\qmake.exe -v
    QMake version 3.1
    Using Qt version 5.11.2 in C:/vcpkg/installed/x64-windows/tools/qt5/${CURRENT_INSTALLED_DIR}/debug/lib


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