As the world continues its steady march towards ubiquitous computing, almost everything from airplanes to toasters is being powered by embedded software. In fact, technology is so pervasive, we take connected homes, advanced medical equipment, and self-driving cars almost for granted. However, many of us who work in the industry have some misgivings about what […]
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Have you ever noticed code highlighting disappearing in Qt Creator for some projects, without any apparent reason? Can’t get Ctrl+Click to work on any class name or function name anymore? Maybe you have ignored it at first, got used to it, and decided it’s just one of those things that just “happen sometimes”; or maybe […]
Task 1 View Task 1 Proxy types can be tricky. If we got a QChar (or a reference to a QChar) by accessing a character in a QString with the operator as most people would expect to, the automatic type deduction requested by auto current = hello[i] would deduce that current is of type QChar. […]
While the concept of multithreading may be straightforward, code with threads is responsible for some wicked bugs, which can be nearly impossible to reproduce or track down. This makes writing bullet-proof code using threads a tall order. Let’s look a little deeper into why that is. First, you need better than average knowledge about the […]
Continuing our blog series about KDToolBox, this time we will discuss UiWatchDog, a keepalive monitor for the GUI thread. Alive? A fundamental rule when writing applications in event-driven UI frameworks such as Qt is: do not ever block the GUI thread! The GUI thread is also usually called the main thread of the application — […]
Software developers like tools, and in particular tools that make them more productive. So in this blog post, I am going to share with you some of the experiences some of us here at KDAB have had using Visual Studio Code for Qt development. Motivation The first question you want to ask is probably, “Why […]
Today, we see more and more self-guided and remote learning via videos online. To that end, we have been working for more than 6 months now to capture our regular Qt/QML Introduction training on video.
Right from the start, unu wanted to add a stylish, first-class embedded high-res display to their second generation electric scooter. Like many top-class engineering companies, unu didn’t have in-house expertise for building a modern UI, so they decided to partner with KDAB to build a modern UI based on Qt. In this video you learn […]
KDDockWidgets is an effort by KDAB to provide an advanced docking system for Qt. Throughout the years KDAB has contributed and funded QDockWidget development. Sadly, this wasn’t without pain: each change took many days to implement and an equal amount of time to fix regressions. QDockWidget mixes GUI code with logic/state in a spaghetti manner, […]
As mentioned in the previous article in this series, Qt 3D 5.14 is bringing a number of changes aimed at improving performance. Most people familiar with Qt 3D will know that the API is designed around the construction of a scene graph, creating a hierarchy of Entities, each of them having having any number of […]