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Wednesday, November 2nd 2011, 11:09pm

Qt designer? Qt creator?

Excuse my very basic question, but an answer can save me days of wondering in tons of documentation.
I need to write a simple application to test some graphic process on bitmaps, running under Linux and Mac OSX.
I could use plain C, but I need a gui where I can change parameters moving sliders and immediately see the resulting image,
so I decided to try Qt as a GUI around my code.

I downloaded different versions of Qt4 in the last month, both for Linux and Mac platform.
Some version (like one containing all the demos run by QtDemo) uses several pieces of software: Assistant, Designer, Linguist...
Another one (QtSDK) only has Qt Creator, and with it it looks like I can do everything (create a .ui, compile, debug and run)

Are there different versions with different properties or are there just an old obsolete and a new SDK? Can I just use the one (4.7)
with Creator only?

Thanks a lot




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Thursday, November 3rd 2011, 8:48pm

Yes, Qt Designer was developed first then along came Qt Creator that is more robust. Both are used to create GUI's, it's a matter of choice of which one you want to work with. You can also not use either and just create it from source files, but the tools are helpful.


Wednesday, December 21st 2011, 12:31am

Qt Designer is the form editor. Qt Creator is a full-blown IDE including code editor, debugger etc, including a Qt Designer component.