[Qt-creator] Adding examples to welcome page

Ziller Eike Eike.Ziller at digia.com
Wed Nov 21 09:53:40 CET 2012

> ________________________________________
> From: qt-creator-bounces+eike.ziller=digia.com at qt-project.org [qt-creator-bounces+eike.ziller=digia.com at qt-project.org] on behalf of Kevin Krammer [kevin.krammer at kdab.com]
> Sent: 20 November 2012 12:36
> To: qt-creator at qt-project.org
> Subject: [Qt-creator] Adding examples to welcome page
> Hi,
> I am researching on how to best add new examples to creator's example section
> (reachable via the welcome screen).
> The examples seem to come from src/plugins/qtsupport/exampleslistmodel.cpp,
> ExamplesListModel::exampleSources()
> I am mostly interested in adding examples from a local Qt5 build (the Qt4
> examples are installed by the package manager and already available).

There is no "manifest" file that describes the examples in Qt 5 yet, and that
Qt Creator needs to show you the examples.
> The code seems to be have the capability to check for any additional Qt's
> examples but it also has this
> // There is no good solution for Qt 5 yet
> if (version->qtVersion().majorVersion != 4)
>     continue;

That is fixed in 2.6 & master:

> Can anyone shed a light on what "no good solution" means in this context?
> Any other way (config setting, environment variable)?

As it is, you cannot "add" examples, the code basically randomly takes a registered Qt version that has some.
You can force Qt Creator to take a specific example manifest by putting a ExampleManifests entry
in your settings:

Br, Eike

> Cheers,
> Kevin
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