|This article relies on references to primary sources. (June 2009)|
Screenshot of Qt Creator 2.0.1
|Stable release||2.7.1 / 14 May 2013|
|Written in||C++ (Qt)|
|Operating system||Windows, Linux, Mac OS X, FreeBSD|
|Type||Integrated development environment|
Qt Creator is a cross-platform C++ integrated development environment which is part of the Qt SDK. It includes a visual debugger and an integrated GUI layout and forms designer. The editor's features include syntax highlighting and autocompletion, but not tabs. Qt Creator uses the C++ compiler from the GNU Compiler Collection on Linux and FreeBSD. On Windows it can use MinGW or MSVC with the default install and can also use cdb when compiled from source.
Qt Creator includes a project manager that uses a cross platform project file format (.pro). A project file can contain information such as what files are included into the project, custom build steps and settings for running the applications.
Qt Creator includes a code editor and integrates Qt Designer for designing and building graphical user interfaces (GUIs) from Qt widgets.
The code editor in Qt Creator supports syntax highlighting for various languages. In addition to that, the code editor can parse code in C++ and QML languages and as a result code completion, context-sensitive help, semantic navigation are provided.
Qt Designer is a tool for designing and building graphical user interfaces (GUIs) from Qt widgets. It is possible to compose and customize the widgets or dialogs and test them using different styles and resolutions directly in the editor. Widgets and forms created with Qt Designer are integrated with programmed code, using the Qt signals and slots mechanism.
Qt Quick Designer is a tool for developing animations by using a declarative programming language QML.
Qt Creator provides support for building and running Qt applications for desktop environments (Windows, Linux, FreeBSD and Mac OS) and mobile devices (Android, Blackberry, Maemo, and MeeGo). Build settings allow you to switch between build targets. For mobile device targets, Qt Creator can generate an installation package, install it to a mobile device that is attached to the development computer and run it there. Installation packages can be published on the Ovi Store.
Qt Creator is integrated with a set of helpful tools, such as version control systems and Qt Simulator. The following version control systems are supported:
Qt Simulator is a tool for testing Qt applications that are intended for mobile devices in an environment similar to that of the device.
Qt Creator does not include a debugger. It provides a debugger plugin that acts as an interface between the Qt Creator core and external native debuggers to debug the C++ language. Qt Creator displays the raw information provided by the native debuggers in a simplified manner. Debuggers supported are:
- GNU Symbolic Debugger (gdb)
- Microsoft Console Debugger (CDB)
- internal Java Script debugger
|Wikimedia Commons has media related to: Qt Creator|
- Official web page
- Open Source Page
- Qt Creator Manual
- C++ front-end introduction
- Official C++ front-end wiki