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Start on documentation for Qt for Symbian development in Qt Creator

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Qt Creator includes a wide range of useful features. Among them are:
\list 1
\o \bold{Smart Code Editor}: The code editor provides syntax
highlighting as well as code completion.
\o \bold{Qt4 Project Generating Wizard}: This wizard allows the user
to generate a project for a console application, a GUI application,
or a C++ library.
\o \bold{Qt Help Integration}: Qt's entire documentation can be
accessed easily by clicking on the \gui{Help} button.
\o \bold{Qt Designer Integration}: User interface forms can be designed
within Qt Creator. Simply double-click on a \c{.ui} file within the
\gui{Project Explorer} to launch the integration.
\o \bold{Locator}: A powerful navigation tool that lets the user locate
files and classes using minimal keystrokes.
\o \bold{Support for qmake's .pro file format}: The project's \c{.pro}
file is used as a project description file.
\o \bold{Debugging Interface}: Applications can be debugged
within Qt Creator using a graphical frontend to the GNU symbolic
debugger (GDB) and the Microsoft Console Debugger (CDB).
To learn more about the Qt Creator, click on one of the links below:
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\o \l{Debugging with Qt Creator}
\o \l{CMake Support in Qt Creator}
\o \l{Support for Generic Projects in Qt Creator}
\o \l{Development of Qt for Symbian Based Applications}
\o \l{Handling External Libraries}
\o \l{Tips and Tricks}
\o \l{Keyboard Shortcuts}
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\i \image qtcreator-qt4-qtversions-win-symbian.png
If you are using Qt for Symbian and your S60 SDK is registered
with \c devices.exe, Qt Creator will detect the Qt version automatically.
If this does not work, point Creator to \c qmake.exe of Qt for Symbian.
A known issue is that you cannot just point Creator to \c qmake.exe of Qt for Symbian.
You can add the path to the Metrowerks Compiler (\gui {MWC Directory})
if you want to use to build for the emulator. This requires Carbide 2.0
to be installed. the MWC directory should then point to the directory
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\contentspage index.html
\previouspage creator-cmake-support.html
\page creator-generic-projects.html
\nextpage creator-external-library-handling.html
\nextpage creator-qt-for-symbian.html
\title Support for Generic Projects in Qt Creator
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\c{$BUILDDIR} which should work fine.
\contentspage index.html
\previouspage creator-generic-projects.html
\page creator-qt-for-symbian.html
\nextpage creator-external-library-handling.html
\title Development of Qt for Symbian Based Applications
Qt Creator 1.3 comes with preliminary support for development of
applications using Qt for the Symbian Platform.
\e{Note that this is highly experimental, and not intended for production use.
The primary aim is to allow Symbian developers to familiarize themselves with Qt Creator
and provide feedback that will help us improve Symbian support in future versions of
Qt Creator.}
Please provide us with feedback, using the mailing list or IRC, as described on the
\l{}{Qt Creator Development Wiki}.
\section2 Getting Started
You need the following software installed on your PC.
Only Windows development is supported.
\o \l{}
{S60 Platform SDK 3rd Edition FP1 or higher}
\o \l{}
{Open C/C++ v1.6.0 or higher.} Install this to all S60 SDKs you plan to use Qt with.
This is included in the Qt for Symbian binary installers.
\o Either the GCCE Arm Toolchain that is included in the S60 Platform SDKs, or
RVCT 2.2 [build 686] or later (which is not available free of charge).
Your environment needs to find the compiler in the PATH.
\o Qt for Symbian 4.6.0, installed into the S60 SDKs you want to use.
And for deploying and running applications on the device
\o The Nokia USB drivers that come e.g. with PC Suite.
\o The \l{}{App TRK} application for your device.
Running Qt based applications on real devices requires the following packages to be installed on
your device. The packages can be found in the S60 SDK where you installed Open C/C++:
\o nokia_plugin\\openc\\s60opencsis\\pips_s60_\<version\>.sis
\o nokia_plugin\\openc\\s60opencsis\\openc_ssl_s60_\<version\>.sis
\o nokia_plugin\\opencpp\\s60opencppsis\\stdcpp_s60_\<version\>.sis
If you want to run your applications in the Symbian Emulator, you also need to install
Carbide.c++ v2.0.0 or higher.
\section2 Setting up Qt Creator
When you run Qt Creator after installing the S60 Platform SDK and Qt for Symbian,
the installed SDKs and their corresponding Qt versions are automatically detected.
For each detected S60 SDK with Qt, a special entry is made in the Qt Version Management settings
\gui{Tools -> Options... -> Qt4 -> Qt Versions}.
\e{Note that you must use one of these special Qt version entries for building projects
for the emulator or devices. You can not just point Qt Creator to the qmake executable
like you would do for a desktop version of Qt.}
\image qtcreator-qt4-qtversions-win-symbian.png
If you want to run your applications in the Symbian Emulator, you need to point Qt Creator
to the Metrowerks Compiler that you want to use, by setting the \gui{MWC Directory}
of the Qt version to the corresponding Carbide.c++ installation directory.
You can check what S60 SDKs and corresponding Qt versions are found in the
\gui{Tools -> Options... -> Qt4 -> S60 SDKs} preference page.
At the moment it is not possible to override the autodetected settings.
\image qtcreator-qt4-s60sdks.png
\section2 Setting up Your Project
After installing all the prerequisites and checking the setup in Qt Creator as described
above, you need to make some settings for your project.
\e{Note that the only supported build system for Qt for Symbian applications in Qt Creator
is qmake.}
\section3 Building your Project
Before you can build your project for the Symbian Platform you need to create build
configurations for it.
Open \gui{Projects mode} and make sure that your project is selected for editing in
\gui{Edit Project Settings for Project ...}. Add debug and release build configurations
for the Symbian target by selecting the corresponding Qt version from the build configuration
\gui{Add} menu.
\image qtcreator-symbian-add-buildconfiguration.png
The created build configurations default to using the GCCE tool chain. If you want to build
for the device using RVCT, or for the Symbian Emulator using WINSCW, change the tool chain in
the \gui{General} section of the build configuration settings (press the \gui{Show Details}
button first).
Now you can switch to building your project for the device by selecting one of the
new build configurations as the active configuration at the top of \gui{Projects mode}.
\image qtcreator-symbian-change-buildconfiguration.png
\section3 Running your Project on the Device
Similar to the build configuration setup for your project you need to create a run configuration
for running your project on a Symbian device. Add a new run configuration in \gui{Projects mode}
via \gui{Run Settings}, \gui{Add -> YourApplication on Symbian Device} button.
\image qtcreator-symbian-add-runconfiguration.png
\image qtcreator-symbian-details-runconfiguration.png
In the details of the run configuration you can specify a certificate to use, and
select one of the devices that you have currently attached to your computer.
The only connection mode supported at the moment is USB in \e{PC Suite} mode.
For actually running your application on the device, you need to set the device run configuration
as the active configuration at the top of \gui{Projects mode}.
Start the \gui{App TRK} application on your device and press the run button to create
a package for your application, deploy, install and run it automatically on your device.
\image qtcreator-symbian-change-runconfiguration.png
When something goes wrong check the following things:
\o Is the device run configuration selected as the active run configuration?
\o Did you build your application with one of the special Qt versions created for the
S60 SDKs?
\o Is the device connected via USB in \e{PC Suite} mode?
\o Is App TRK running on the device, using the USB connection, and does it have status
\o Is your device detected and selected in the run configuration details?
If neither of this helps to solve your problem, search the
mailinglist archives or provide feedback to us via the methods described on the
\l{}{Qt Creator Development Wiki}.
\contentspage index.html
\previouspage creator-qt-for-symbian.html
\page creator-external-library-handling.html
\nextpage creator-tips.html
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