Now covers Qt 4.7/4.6
Master C++ “The Qt Way,” with Modern Design Patterns and Efficient Reuse
This fully updated book teaches C++ “The Qt Way,” emphasizing design patterns and efficient reuse. Readers will master both the C++ language and Nokia Qt 4.7/4.6 libraries, as they learn to develop software with well-defined code layers and simple, reusable classes and functions.
Every chapter of this edition has been improved with new content, better organization, or both. Notably, readers will find extensively revised coverage of Widgets, MainWindows, Models and Views, Databases, and Dynamic Forms. This edition introduces the powerful new Qt Creator IDE; presents new multimedia techniques; and offers extended coverage of Qt Designer. It has been restructured to help readers start writing software immediately and write robust, effective software sooner, as well.
The authors introduce several new design patterns, add many quiz questions and labs, and present more efficient solutions relying on new Qt features and best practices. They also provide an up-to-date C++ reference section and a complete application case study.
Master C++ keywords, literals, identifiers, declarations, types, and type conversions
Understand classes and objects, organize them, and describe their interrelationships
Learn consistent programming style and naming rules
Use lists, functions, and other essential techniques
Define inheritance relationships to share code and promote reuse
Learn how code libraries are designed, built, and used
Work with QObject, the base class underlying much of Qt
Build graphical user interfaces with Qt widgets
Use templates to write generic functions and classes
Master advanced reflective programming techniques
Use the Model-View framework to cleanly separate data and GUI classes
Validate input using regular expressions and other techniques
Parse XML data with SAX, DOM, and QXmlStreamReader
Master today’s most valuable creational and structural design patterns
Create, use, monitor, and debug processes and threads
Program databases with Qt’s SQL classes
Manage memory reliably and efficiently