Qt Creator – Settings

April 6, 2016 — Leave a comment

Edited 2016-06-05: In the meantime with Qt 5.7 RC and Qt Creator 4.0 some screenshots look slightly different.

Edited 2016-04-28:


You should have read my Qt Intro before going on.

Please open Qt Creator –> Preferences

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It would take some time to explain all the settings. We’ll do this step-by-step while developing mobile APPs next weeks.

Here are some important settings you should do before start.

Set your language

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Qt Creator supports many languages and by default will open using your locale.

For me developing software I got a better feeling using english for the IDE.

From Preferences -> Environment -> Interface you can set the language.

Build and Run

Please check Build and Run Settings. From my POV it’s a good idea to see what happens while a project was compiled and deployed to / run on a mobile device:

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There’s also the path to your build directory, which is by default outside your projects at root of your working directory.

External Tools – Linguist

There are some important settings to open Qt Linguist directly from inside Qt Creator and HowTo update translatable Strings-

This is covered in HowTo Translations (i18n) – going on to the next sites you’ll read about.

Configure for Android

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If you followed my blog you already have installed Android SDK and NDK.

Take a look at Preferences -> Android -> Android Configurations. JDK, SDK and NDK locations should point to the correct folder.

There’s also a checkbox to enable Gradle instead of Ant. Gradle is the recommended configuration.

Now we can verify if our installation and settings are correct and run a first application on a real device.


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