As described in our previous blog posts, you can use Visual Studio Code as an IDE for C++ projects. It works particularly well with CMake-based projects. Unfortunately, with build systems not supported natively by VS Code, you need to manually configure include paths and compilation definitions, for the code model to work properly. Since the […]
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KDDockWidgets 1.4.0 Released!
KDDockWidgets 1.4.0 has been released! KDDockWidgets is a framework for custom-tailored docking systems in Qt. This is a major release with new features and lots of fixes. KDDockWidgets 1.4.0 Overview The big highlights of KDDockWidgets 1.4.0 are the experimental MDI support and the new declarative API for QtQuick: By using MainWindowMDI, you can now have […]
Hotspot: How const Can Improve Performance
Some time ago, I noticed that a unit test was quite slow, using 100% CPU for a number of seconds at one point in the test. I used perf and KDAB’s Hotspot to record and examine where the CPU cycles were spent in that unit test, and I quickly noticed that a lot of time […]
KD Chart 2.8.0 has been released!
KD Chart 2.8.0 has been released! KD Chart is a comprehensive business charting package with many different chart types and a large number of customization options. We are constantly improving the package, and have been doing so for years. KD Chart 2.8.0 is a very minor release. The most notable change is the removal of […]
Automotive Grade Maps and Navigation for Everyone Technical Preview Release
It is our pleasure to introduce a shiny new Maps & Navigation solution for QML developers! This QML plugin is a joint effort between KDAB & General Magic to bring the excellent General Magic Maps and Navigation SDK to the QML world. What makes the General Magic QML plugin special? It’s easy to use. With […]
KDSoap 2.0.0 Released
KDSoap 2.0.0 was just released! What is KDSoap? KDSoap is a tool for creating client applications for web services, without the need for any further component such as a dedicated web server. This tool makes it possible to interact with applications which have APIs that can be exported as SOAP objects. The web service then […]
On the Removal of toSet(), toList() and Others or "How Do I Convert a QList to QSet in Qt 6?"
(Apologies for the clickbait in the post title! But I’d really like people who are searching for solutions to read this.) Between Qt 5.14 and Qt 5.15, my colleague, Marc Mutz, and I submitted a series of patches to Qt that added “range constructors” to the Qt containers. This brought Qt containers one step closer […]
State of Native Big File Handling in Git
Milosz Kosobucki shares the current status of the partial clone functionality in git, providing some details of the problems.
New in Qt 6.1: std::hash Support for QHash
In the previous blog post of this series, we discussed KDToolBox::QtHasher, a helper class that allows us to use unordered associative containers datatypes which have a qHash() overload but not a std::hash specialization. The majority of Qt value classes indeed are lacking such a specialization, even if they do provide a qHash() overload. For our […]
Call for Papers – Qt Developer Conference
The Call for Papers for KDAB’s upcoming event, Qt DevCon, is now open. We are planning to make this our first in-person event after the shut-down. The event will take place September 28-30, featuring 1 training day and 2 days of technical talks from developers, for developers. Call for Papers. What are we looking for? […]