[Development] Using QtCreator for Qt development

Eike Ziller Eike.Ziller at qt.io
Tue Dec 13 11:42:12 CET 2022

> Am 13/12/2022 um 09:01 schrieb Vladimir Belyavsky <belyavskyv at gmail.com>:
> Thanks everyone for the replies!
> I've just tried what Eike suggested - on my Win machine just opened CMakeLists.txt from Qt5 repo in Qt Creator and set up the Build Directory to my own shadow build dir.
> Hopefully I didn't have to reconfigure and rebuild Qt again.

Qt Creator is supposed to leave configurations of existing build directories alone - except for running CMake once to make it output IDE information via file-api. But that should just automatically run cmake -B <build> -S <source> without any changes.

> Later, on my Mac, I will also try to set up and build Qt from scratch directly in Creator as a normal CMake project.
> It is still not clear to me if I can use AutoTest plugin to manage tests and select them to run, I don't see any "Test panel" here (Qt Creator 9.0) where the tests could be selected.

But, it took so long "Scanning for tests" that I didn't wait for it to finish...

> Meanwhile I've opened suggestion https://bugreports.qt.io/browse/QTCREATORBUG-28590


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