The Book of Qt 4 offers an in-depth explanation of Qt 4 that goes beyond the common focus on C++ programming. Author Daniel Molkentin uses practical examples to explain features like the signal/slot concept and the event system, as he guides you through developing applications with and without Qt's graphical GUI builder, Qt Designer. And as a core KDE developer, Molkentin's head is full of real-world problems and solutions that he peppers liberally throughout The Book of Qt 4, making it a resource that you'll consult time and again.
You'll find coverage of:
- Tools for creating dialogs
- GUI design with the Qt Designer
- Widget layout and dialog construction
- Data visualization using Qt's model/view concept
- The QtSql module and the graphics library Arthur
- File handling, XML, processes, and network connections
- Databases and threading
- Event handling and using drag and drop
- Internationalization and debugging
- As well as lots of useful hints on how to use Qt's datatypes, containers, and algorithms and how to develop user-friendly applications.
Whether you're already a Qt developer or you're just considering Qt for cross-platform development, you'll find The Book of Qt 4 to be indispensable.