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C++ GUI Programming with Qt 3
By Jasmin Blanchette, Mark Summerfield
Publisher: Prentice Hall PTR
Pub Date: January 15, 2004
ISBN: 0-13-124072-2
Pages: 464

"...not only the best book on Qt I have ever seen, but also the best book presenting any programming framework. Every sentence appears to be carefully worded, and every chapter has a sound concept, and so does the work as a whole."
-Matthias Ettrich, Trolltech's lead developer, founder of the KDE project

"The 'Tao of Qt'.... The Qt system is a beautiful example of object oriented design, and the authors take advantage of this.... The authors have done an excellent job of presenting the subject in an interesting and engaging way...."
-Ron McCarty, Instructor and Chair of the Department of Computer Science, Penn State Erie, The Behrend College

The first official Trolltech guide to Qt 3.2 programming!

Straight from Trolltech, this book covers all you need to build industrial-strength applications with Qt 3.2.x and C++-applications that run natively on Windows, Linux/Unix, Mac OS X, and embedded Linux with no source code changes! The book teaches solid Qt programming practices; it is not a rehash of the documentation. You'll find start-to-finish coverage packed with examples, plus a CD with the Qt 3.2 toolset and Borland C++ compilers-including a non-commercial Qt 3.2 for Windows available nowhere else!

  • Build powerful C++ GUI applications quickly and easily

  • Design dialogs and main windows visually and in code

  • Learn Qt's innovative typesafe signals and slots mechanism

  • Use layouts to create forms that automatically size and scale

  • Create custom signals, slots, events, and controls

  • Program the ''Qt way'' with techniques for Qt 3.2 that'll work with Qt 4

  • Code applications with menus, toolbars, dialogs, and drag and drop

  • Utilize 2D and 3D graphics, multithreading, and networking

  • Write database and XML applications

  • Internationalize to reach foreign markets

  • Exploit platform-specific-features like ActiveX

Already using Qt or just starting out? Evaluating Qt or managing it? Building open source applications-or commercial applications? Want to develop for Windows without buying an expensive compiler? Whatever your goal, this is the only book you need! CD-ROM: Everything you need to write great GUI programs!

  • Qt 3.2 Non-Commercial Edition for Windows

  • Borland C++ 5.5 Non-Commercial Edition

  • Borland C++ 6.0 Trial Edition

  • Qt 3.2 Free Editions for Unix/Linux/Mac OS X

  • SQLite database

  • The book's code examples

• Table of Contents
• Index
C++ GUI Programming with Qt 3
By Jasmin Blanchette, Mark Summerfield
Publisher: Prentice Hall PTR
Pub Date: January 15, 2004
ISBN: 0-13-124072-2
Pages: 464
   Bruce Perens' Open Source Series
   A Brief History of Qt
   About the Authors
   About the CD-ROM
    Part I:  Basic Qt
        Chapter 1.  Getting Started
      Hello Qt
      Making Connections
      Using the Reference Documentation
        Chapter 2.  Creating Dialogs
      Subclassing QDialog
      Signals and Slots in Depth
      Rapid Dialog Design
      Shape-Changing Dialogs
      Dynamic Dialogs
      Built-in Widget and Dialog Classes
        Chapter 3.  Creating Main Windows
      Subclassing QMainWindow
      Creating Menus and Toolbars
      Implementing the File Menu
      Setting Up the Status Bar
      Using Dialogs
      Storing Settings
      Multiple Documents
      Splash Screens
        Chapter 4.  Implementing Application Functionality
      The Central Widget
      Subclassing QTable
      Loading and Saving
      Implementing the Edit Menu
      Implementing the Other Menus
      Subclassing QTableItem
        Chapter 5.  Creating Custom Widgets
      Customizing Qt Widgets
      Subclassing QWidget
      Integrating Custom Widgets with Qt Designer
      Double Buffering
    Part II:  Intermediate Qt
        Chapter 6.  Layout Management
      Basic Layouts
      Widget Stacks
      Scroll Views
      Dock Windows
      Multiple Document Interface
        Chapter 7.  Event Processing
      Reimplementing Event Handlers
      Installing Event Filters
      Staying Responsive During Intensive Processing
        Chapter 8.  2D and 3D Graphics
      Painting with QPainter
      Graphics with QCanvas
      Graphics with OpenGL
        Chapter 9.  Drag and Drop
      Enabling Drag and Drop
      Supporting Custom Drag Types
      Advanced Clipboard Handling
        Chapter 10.  Input/Output
      Reading and Writing Binary Data
      Reading and Writing Text
      Handling Files and Directories
      Inter-Process Communication
        Chapter 11.  Container Classes
      Pointer-Based Containers
      QString and QVariant
        Chapter 12.  Databases
      Connecting and Querying
      Presenting Data in Tabular Form
      Creating Data-Aware Forms
        Chapter 13.  Networking
      Using QFtp
      Using QHttp
      TCP Networking with QSocket
      UDP Networking with QSocketDevice
        Chapter 14.  XML
      Reading XML with SAX
      Reading XML with DOM
      Writing XML
        Chapter 15.  Internationalization
      Working with Unicode
      Making Applications Translation-Aware
      Dynamic Language Switching
      Translating Applications
        Chapter 16.  Providing Online Help
      Tooltips, Status Tips, and "What's This?" Help
      Using QTextBrowser as a Simple Help Engine
      Using Qt Assistant for Powerful Online Help
        Chapter 17.  Multithreading
      Working with Threads
      Communicating with the GUI Thread
      Using Qt's Classes in Non-GUI Threads
        Chapter 18.  Platform-Specific Features
      Interfacing with Native APIs
      Using ActiveX
      Session Management
        Appendix A.  Installing Qt
      A Note on Licensing
      Installing Qt/Windows
      Installing Qt/Mac
      Installing Qt/X11
        Appendix B.  Qt's Class Hierarchy