As the standard for KDE desktop environment, Trolltech s Qt is a necessary basis for all programmers who want to develop cross-platform applications on Windows, Mac OS, Linux, and FreeBSD. A multitude of popular applications have been written in Qt including Adobe Photoshop Elements, Google Earth, Perforce Visual Client, and Skype. Foundations of Qt Development is based on Qt 4.2, and is aimed at C++ programmers who want to become proficient using this excellent toolkit to create graphical applications that can be ported to all major platforms. The book is focused on teaching you to write your own code in addition to using existing code. And common areas of confusion are identified, addressed, and answered. You ll learn everything you need to know to get up and running fast, including * Widgets and layouts (including creating your own widgets!)
* Dialog boxes and windows * The Interview Framework (models and views) * Drawing and printing * Internationalizing and localizing * Interacting with files, streams, and XML * Working with databases * Networking * Unit testing with Qt * Utilizing Qt as a Rapid Application Development tool * Building and using plug-ins * Utilizing timers and threading
Über den Autor und weitere Mitwirkende
Johan Thelin has worked with software development since 1995 and has experience ranging from embedded systems to server-side enterprise software. He started using Qt in 2000 and has loved using it ever since. Since 2002, he has provided the Qt community with tutorials, articles, and help (most notably, he wrote the "Independent Qt Tutorial"). He works as a consultant focusing on embedded systems, FPGA design, and software development.