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  • Qt Creator: A cross-platform IDE (Integrated Development Environment) tailored to the needs of Qt developers.
  • Qt Visual Studio Add in: Tools for developing Qt application in Visual Studio.
  • qmake: A build system for Qt projects to generate Makefiles.
  • Git with QtCreator: Managing Qt projects with the Git repository system.

Managing Git repositories with Qt Creator

Git repository: a great feature of Qt Creator is the integration with different repository management. Among wihich the use of Git repositories covers special interest due to the diffusion of open-source portals i.e. and github that can host Qt projects using Git.

Qt Creator

Qt Creator is a cross-platform integrated development environment (IDE) tailored to the needs of Qt developers.

Project and build management tools

qmake is a cross-platform build tool that simplifies the build process for development projects across different platforms. qmake automates the generation of Makefiles so that only a few lines of information are needed to create each Makefile.

Qt Designer

Qt Designer is a powerful cross-platform GUI layout and forms builder for C++ projects. It allows you to rapidly design and build widgets and dialogs using on-screen forms using the same widgets that will be used in your application. Forms created with Qt Designer are fully-functional, and they can be previewed so that you can ensure that they will look and feel exactly as you intended.

Documentation Tools

qdoc3 is a configurable documentation generation tool, used to generate the Qt Reference Documentation. The QDoc manual [] is regularly updated.
qhelpgenerator is the tool used to generate help files which can be read by Qt Assistant and Qt Creator.

HTML Help System

Qt Assistant is a configurable and redistributable documentation reader, which can be easily customized and redistributed, thus provides an integrated, context-sensitive help system for your Qt application.

Internationalization Tools

Qt Linguist provides a set of tools that speed the translation and internationalization of applications. Qt supports simultaneous support of multiple languages and writing systems with a single source tree and single application binary.

Third-party Tools

mingw is a free gcc compiler for Windows. It is distributed with Qt Creator for windows and is used to build Qt applications from C++ code.

msvc is a C++ compiler for Windows provided by Microsoft. It is available for download as part of visual studio (also in visual studio express) or the Windows SDK. The Windows SDK as well as Visual Studio Express can be used free of charge.

Squish is a tool developed by Froglogic used for automatic testing of Qt applications.

Generic Component Framework is a framework with which you can compose your application as a collection of components.