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/*!
    \contentspage{index.html}{Qt Creator}
    \page index.html
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    \title Qt Creator Manual

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    \section1 Version 1.1.80
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    The goal of Qt Creator is to provide a cross-platform, complete Integrated
    Development Environment (IDE) to develop Qt projects. It is available for
    the Linux, Mac OS X and Windows platforms.

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    \note Please report bugs and suggestions to the Qt Software task tracker at
    http://www.qtsoftware.com/developer/task-tracker. You can also join the
    qt-creator@trolltech.com mailing list. To subscribe, send a message with
    the word \e subscribe to qt-creator-request@trolltech.com. For more
    information on Qt mailing lists, visit http://lists.trolltech.com
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    \image qtcreator-screenshots.png

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    \table
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        \o Qt Creator includes a wide range of useful features. Among them are:
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        \o \bold{Smart Code Editor}: The code editor provides syntax
            highlighting as well as code completion.
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        \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.
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        \o \bold{Locator}: A powerful navigation tool that lets the user locate
           files and classes using minimal keystrokes.
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        \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 to GDB}: Applications can be debugged
           within Qt Creator using a graphical frontend to the GNU symbolic
           debugger.
    \endlist
    \endtable

    To learn more about the Qt Creator, click on one of the links below:

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       \o   \l{A Quick Tour of Qt Creator}
       \o   \l{Creating a Project in Qt Creator}
       \o   \l{The Code Editor}
       \o   \l{Build Settings}
       \o   \l{Qt Version Management}
       \o   \l{Writing a Simple Program with Qt Creator}
       \o   \l{Qt Creator and Version Control Systems}
       \o   \l{Navigating Quickly Around Your Code with Locator}
       \o   \l{Debugging with Qt Creator}
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       \o   \l{CMake Support in Qt Creator}
       \o   \l{Support for Generic Projects in Qt Creator}
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       \o   \l{Handling External Libraries}
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       \o   \l{Tips and Tricks}
       \o   \l{Keyboard Shortcuts}
       \o   \l{Glossary}
       \o   \l{Supported Platforms}
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       \o   \l{Known Issues of Version 1.1.80}
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       \o   \l{Acknowledgements}
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    \endlist

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/*!
    \contentspage index.html
    \page creator-quick-tour.html
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    \title A Quick Tour of Qt Creator
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    The labeled screenshot below shows some of the components of Qt Creator, in
    \gui Edit mode.
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    \image qtcreator-breakdown.png

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    \section1 The Mode Selectors
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    When working in Qt Creator, you can be in one of six modes: \bold Welcome,
    \bold Edit, \bold Debug, \bold Projects, \bold Help, and \bold Output.
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    Mode selectors allow you to quickly switch between tasks: Editing, browsing
    the Qt Creator manual, setting up the build environment, etc. You can
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    activate a mode by either clicking on its mode selector, or using the
    \l{keyboard-shortcuts}{corresponding shortcut}. Certain actions also
    trigger a mode change, e.g., \gui{Debug}/\gui{Start Debugging} will switch
    to the \gui Debug mode.

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    \o \gui{Welcome Mode} - Displays a welcome screen allowing you to quickly
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    load recent sessions or individual projects. This is the mode you will see
    if Qt Creator is run without command line switches.
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    \o \gui{Edit Mode} - Lets you edit both project and source files. A sidebar
    on the left provides different views to navigate between files.
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    \o \gui{Debug Mode} - Provides various ways to inspect the state of the
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    program while debugging. See \l{Debugging With Qt Creator} for a hands-on
    description of how to use this mode.
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    \o \gui{Projects Mode} - Lets you configure how projects can be built and
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    executed. Under the list of projects, there are tabs to configure the
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    build, run, and editor settings.
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    \o \gui{Help Mode} - Shows any documentation registered by Qt Assistant,
    such as the Qt library and Qt Creator documentation.

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    \o \gui{Output Mode} - Lets you examine various data in detail, for example
    build issues as well as compile and application output. This information
    is also available in the output panes.
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    \endlist


    \section1 The Output Panes

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    The task pane in Qt Creator can display one of four different panes:
    \gui{Build Issues}, \gui{Search Results}, \gui{Application Output}, and
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    \gui{Compile Output}. These panes are available in all modes.
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    \section2 Build Issues
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    The {Build Issues} pane provides a list of issues, e.g., error messages or
    warnings that need to be fixed. It filters out irrelevant output from the
    compiler and collects them in an organized way.
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    \image qtcreator-build-issues.png
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    \section2 Search Results

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    The \gui{Search Results} pane displays the results for global searches such
    as searching within a current document, files on disk, or all projects. In
    the screenshot below, we searched for all occurrences of \c{textfinder}
    within the \c{"/TextFinder"} folder.
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    \image qtcreator-search-pane.png

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    \section2 Application Output

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    The \gui{Application Output} pane displays the status of the program when
    it is executed and debug output, e.g., output from qDebug().
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    \image qtcreator-application-output.png

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    \section2 Compile
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    The \gui{Compile Output} pane provides all the output from the compiler. In
    other words, it is a more verbose version of information displayed in the
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    \gui{Build Issues}
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    \image qtcreator-compile-pane.png

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    \section1 Session Management in Qt Creator

    In Qt Creator, a session is a collection of loaded projects, opened files,
    editor settings, and so on. When you run Qt Creator, you have a default
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    session. You can create a new session using the \gui{Session Manager...}
    option, available in the \gui{File -> Session} menu.
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    \image qtcreator-session-manager.png
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    To switch between sessions, select \gui{File -> Session}. If you do not
    create and select any session, Qt Creator will always use the default
    session.

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    \image qtcreator-session-menu.png
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    \section1 Qt Help Integration

    Qt Creator comes fully integrated with all of Qt's documentation and
    examples via the Qt Help plugin. To view the documentation, you can switch
    to the \gui{Help} mode. To obtain context sensitive help, move your text
    cursor to a Qt class or function and press \key{F1}. The documentation
    will be displayed within a panel on the right, as shown in the screenshot
    below.

    External Documentation provided by the user can be used to augment or
    replace the documentation shipped with Qt Creator and Qt.

    \image qtcreator-context-sensitive-help.png


    \section1 Qt Designer Integration

    Qt Creator is fully integrated with Qt Designer to help you design user
    interface forms just like you would with the standalone version. The Qt
    Designer integration also includes project management and code completion.
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    For more information on Qt Designer, you can refer to
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    \l{http://doc.trolltech.com/designer-manual.html}{The Designer Manual}.
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    \image qtcreator-formedit.png


    \section1 Keyboard Navigation
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    Qt Creator caters not only to developers who are used to using the mouse,
    but also to developers who are more comfortable with the keyboard. A wide
    range of \l{keyboard-shortcuts}{keyboard} and
    \l{Navigating Quickly Around Your Code with Locator}{navigation} shortcuts
    are available to help speed up the process of developing your application.
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/*! \contentspage index.html
    \previouspage creator-quick-tour.html
    \page creator-code-editor.html
    \nextpage creator-build-settings.html

    \title The Code Editor

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    Qt Creator's code editor is designed to aid the developer to create, edit,
    and navigate code. It is fully equipped with syntax highlighting, code
    completion, context sensitive help, as well as inline error indicators
    while you are typing. The screenshots below show the various dialogs within
    which you can configure your editor.
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            \i  \inlineimage qtcreator-texteditor-fonts.png
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            \i  \inlineimage qtcreator-texteditor-behavior.png
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            \i  \inlineimage qtcreator-texteditor-display.png
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            \i  \inlineimage qtcreator-texteditor-completion.png
    \endtable

    The table below lists keyboard shortcuts supported by the code editor.
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    \table
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            \i  Block navigation
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            \i  To navigate between blocks, e.g., from one \bold{\{} to another
                \bold{\}} , use \key{Ctrl+[} and \key{Ctrl+]}.
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            \i  Block selection
            \i  To select a current block, use \key{Ctrl+U}. Pressing
                \key{Ctrl+U} again extends the selection to the parent block.
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                To deselect, use \key{Ctrl+Shift+U}.
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            \i  Moving lines up and down
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            \i  Use \key{Ctrl+Shift+Up} and \key{Ctrl+Shift+Down}
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        \row
            \i  Completion
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            \i  Use \key{Ctrl+Space}
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            \i  Indenting Blocks
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            \i  Use \key{Ctrl+I}
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            \i  Collapse
            \i  Use \key{Ctrl+\<}

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            \i  Commenting or uncommenting blocks
            \i  Use \key{Ctrl+\/}
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            \i  Delete a line
            \i  Use \key{Shift+Del}

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            \i  Switch between header file and source file
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            \i  Use \key{F4}.

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            \i  Increasing and decreasing font size
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            \i  Use \key{Ctrl+Scroll Wheel}

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            \i  Follow symbols under the cursor
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            \i  Use \key{F2} and \key{Shift+F2}. This feature works with
                namespaces, classes, methods, variables, include statements,
                and macros.
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            \i  Switch to an external editor
            \i  Select \gui{Open in external editor} from the
                \gui{Edit -> Advanced} menu.
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    \section1 Code Completion

    The completion popup shows possible completions to a certain statement.
    These completions include classes, namespaces, functions, variables,
    macros and keywords. Listed below are the icons used in the completion box
    and their meaning.

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            \i  \inlineimage completion/class.png
            \i  A class
        \row
            \i  \inlineimage completion/enum.png
            \i  An enum
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            \i  \inlineimage completion/enumerator.png
            \i  An enumerator (value of an enum)
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            \i  \inlineimage completion/func.png
            \i  A function
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            \i  \inlineimage completion/func_priv.png
            \i  A private function
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            \i  \inlineimage completion/func_prot.png
            \i  A protected function
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            \i  \inlineimage completion/var.png
            \i  A variable
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            \i  \inlineimage completion/var_priv.png
            \i  A private variable
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            \i  \inlineimage completion/var_prot.png
            \i  A protected variable
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            \i  \inlineimage completion/signal.png
            \i  A signal
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            \i  \inlineimage completion/slot.png
            \i  A slot
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            \i  \inlineimage completion/slot_priv.png
            \i  A private slot
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            \i  A protected slot
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            \i  A keyword
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            \i  \inlineimage completion/macro.png
            \i  A macro
        \row
            \i  \inlineimage completion/namespace.png
            \i  A namespace
    \endtable
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    \title Build Settings

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            \i  \note This page describes Qt Creator's support for \c qmake.
                For information on CMake support, see
                \l{CMake Support in Qt Creator}.
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    To modify the build settings of your project, switch to the \gui{Projects}
    mode using the mouse or with \key{Ctrl+4}.
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    \image qtcreator-buildsettingstab.png
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    Action items to create, clone, or delete build configurations can be found
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    at the bottom of the dialog. You can have as many build configurations as
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    needed. By default Qt Creator creates a \bold{debug} and \bold{release}
    build configuration. Both these configurations use the
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    \l{glossary-default-qt}{Default Qt Version}.

    In the tree on the left, a list of build configurations and their settings
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    are displayed. The screenshot above shows the \bold{debug} and
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    \bold{release} configurations and their corresponding settings:
    \bold{Build Environment} and \bold{Build Steps}.

    When you select a build configuration in the tree, a configuration page for
    general build settings will be displayed. Here you can specify which
    \l{glossary-project-qt}{Qt version} to use to build your project, whether
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    to \l{glossary-shadow-build}{shadow build} the project, for instance.
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    \image qtcreator-buildenvironment.png

    In the \bold{Build Environment} page you can specify the environment used
    for building. By default the environment in which Qt Creator was started
    is used and modified to include the Qt version. Depending on the selected
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    Qt version, Qt Creator will automatically set the necessary environment
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    variables.

    \image qtcreator-buildsteps.png

    The build system of Qt Creator is built on top of \c qmake and \c make. The
    settings for \c qmake and \c make can be changed in the
    \bold{Build Settings} page. Qt Creator will run the make command using the
    correct Qt version.

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    \section1 Dependencies

    If you have multiple projects loaded in your session, you can configure
    dependencies between them. This will affect the build order of your
    projects. To do this, go the the \bold{Dependencies} tab after selecting
    the project for which you want to configure the dependencies, and then use
    the checkboxes to check which of the other projects is a dependency.

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    \title Qt Version Management
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    Qt Creator allows you to use multiple versions of Qt installed on your hard
    disk and switch between them easily.

    Qt Creator automatically detects if \c qmake is in the environment variable
    \c PATH. This \l{glossary-system-qt}{version of Qt} is referred to as
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    \bold{Auto-detected Qt}. If you intend to use only one version of Qt - it is
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    already in your path and correctly set up for command line usage - you do
    not need to manually configure your Qt version.

    Otherwise, you can add your Qt version in
    \gui{Tools -> Options... -> Qt Versions}. If you are on the Windows
    platform and use MinGW to compile Qt, you need to tell Qt Creator where
    MinGW is installed. This is done by setting the \gui{MinGW Directory}
    under \gui{Tools -> Options... -> Qt4 -> Qt Versions -> MinGw Directory}.
    If your Qt version is compiled with Microsoft Visual C++'s compiler, Qt
    Creator will automatically set the correct environment variables for
    compilation.

    \note By default projects are compiled with the
    \l{glossary-default-qt}{default Qt version}. You can override this in the
    \gui{Build Configuration}.
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    \title Creating a Project in Qt Creator

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            \i \inlineimage qtcreator-new-project.png
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            \i \bold{Creating a New Project}

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        To create a new project, select \gui{New Project} from the \gui{File} menu.
        You can create one of the following three projects:
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        \list
            \o Qt4 Console Application
            \o Qt4 Gui Application
            \o C++ Library
        \endlist
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        In this example, we select a \e{Qt4 Gui Application} and click \gui{OK}.
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            \i \inlineimage qtcreator-intro-and-location.png
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            \i \bold{Setting the Project name and location}
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        Next, we set the project's name and its path. Click on the \gui{...}
        button to browse and select your path.

        Ideally, the path should not contain spaces or special characters.

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            \i \inlineimage qtcreator-select-modules.png
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            \i \bold{Selecting The Necessary Qt Modules}

        Click on the check boxes of each Qt Module you would like to include in
        your project.

        Since we started a Qt4 Gui Application, the Core and Gui modules are
        set, but you are free to add more.

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            \i \inlineimage qtcreator-class-info.png
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            \i \bold{Specifying Class Information}

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        Specify the name of the class you would like to create. The
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        \e{Header file}, \e{Source file} and \e{Form file} fields will update
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        automatically according to your choice of class name.
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        You also have to select the base class for your class, either a
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        QWidget, QDialog or QMainWindow,  from the drop down box.

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            \i \inlineimage qtcreator-new-project-summary.png
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            \i \bold{Creating the Project}

        Finally, review the files that will be created for you. Click
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        \gui{Done} and your project will be generated.
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    \title Writing a Simple Program with Qt Creator

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        \o \note This tutorial assumes that the user has experience writing
           basic Qt applications, designing user interfaces with Qt Designer
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           and using the Qt Resource System.
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    \endtable


    In this example, we will describe the steps involve in using Qt Creator
    to create a small Qt program, Text Finder. Inspired by the QtUiTools'
    \l{http://doc.trolltech.com/uitools-textfinder.html}{Text Finder}
    example, we will write a similar but simplified version of it, as shown
    below.

    \image qtcreator-textfinder-screenshot.png

    \section1 Setting Up Your Environment

    Once you have installed Qt Creator, it will automatically detect if Qt's
    location is in your \c PATH variable. If Qt's location is not in your
    \c PATH, you can set it in one of the following ways, depending on your
    platform:

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         \o On Windows and Linux: in the \gui{Tools} menu, under \gui{Options}.
         \o On Mac OS X: in \gui{Preferences}, under \gui{Qt4}.
    \endlist

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    \note If you use Visual Studio to compile Qt, all environment variables set
    in Visual Studio will be set for Qt Creator as well.
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    \section1 Setting Up The Project

    We begin with a Qt4 Gui Application project generated by Qt Creator. The
    \l{Creating a Project in Qt Creator} document describes this process in
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    detail. Remember to select QWidget as the Text Finder's base class. If
    your project is not yet loaded, you can load it by selecting \gui{Open}
    from the \gui{File} menu.
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    In your project you will have the following files:
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    \list
        \o \c{textfinder.h}
        \o \c{textfinder.cpp}
        \o \c{main.cpp}
        \o \c{textfinder.ui}
        \o \c{textfinder.pro}
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    The \c{.h} and \c{.cpp} files come with the necessary boiler plate code;
    the \c{.pro} file is also complete.

    \section1 Filling In The Missing Pieces

    We will begin by designing the user interface and then move on to filling
    in the missing code. Finally, we will add the find functionality.

    \section2 Designing the User Interface

    To begin designing the user interface, double-click on the
    \c{textfinder.ui} file in your \gui{Project Explorer}. This will launch the
    integrated Qt Designer.

    \image qtcreator-textfinder-ui.png

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    Design the form above using a \l{http://doc.trolltech.com/qlabel.html}
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    {QLabel}, \l{http://doc.trolltech.com/qlinedit.html}{QLineEdit} 
    (named lineEdit), \l{http://doc.trolltech.com/qpushbutton.html}{QPushButton}
    (named findButton), and a
    \l{http://doc.trolltech.com/qtextedit.html}{QTextEdit} (named textEdit).
    We recommend that
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    you use a QGridLayout to lay out the
    \l{http://doc.trolltech.com/qlabel.html}{QLabel},
    \l{http://doc.trolltech.com/qlinedit.html}{QLineEdit} and
    \l{http://doc.trolltech.com/qpushbutton.html}{QPushButton}. The
    \l{http://doc.trolltech.com/qtextedit.html}{QTextEdit} can then be added to
    a \l{http://doc.trolltech.com/qvboxlayout.html}{QVBoxLayout}, along with
    the \l{http://doc.trolltech.com/qgridlayout.html}{QGridLayout}. If you are
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    new to designing forms with \QD, you can take a look at the
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    \l{http://doc.trolltech.com/designer-manual.html}{Designer Manual}.

    \section2 The Header File

    The \c{textfinder.h} file already has the necessary includes, a
    constructor, a destructor, and the \c{Ui} object. We need to add a private
    slot, \c{on_findButton_clicked()}, to carry out our find operation. We
    also need a private function, \c{loadTextFile()}, to read and display the
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    contents of our input text file in the
    \l{http://doc.trolltech.com/qtextedit.html}{QTextEdit}. This is done with
    the following code:
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    \section2 The Source File

    Now that our header file is complete we move on to our source file,
    \c{textfinder.cpp}.  We begin by filling in the functionality to load a
    text file. The code snippet below describes this:

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    \l{http://doc.trolltech.com/qfile.html}{QFile}, read it with
    \l{http://doc.trolltech.com/qtextstream.html}{QTextStream}, and
    then display it on \c{textEdit} with
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    which requires adding the following additional #includes to textfinder.cpp:
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    For the \c{on_findButton_clicked()} slot, we extract the search string and
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    to look for the search string within the text file. The code snippet below
    further describes it:
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    Once we have both these functions complete, we call \c{loadTextFile()} in
    our constructor.

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    The \c{on_findButton_clicked()} slot will be called automatically due to
    this line of code:

    \code
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    \endcode

    in the uic generated \c{ui_textfinder.h} file.

    \section2 The Resource File

    We require a resource file (\c{.qrc}) within which we will embed the input
    text file. This can be any \c{.txt} file with a paragraph of text. To add
    a resource file, right click on \gui{Resource Files} in the
    \gui{Project Explorer} and select \gui{Add New File...}. You will see the
    wizard dialog displayed below.

    \image qtcreator-add-resource-wizard.png

    Enter "textfinder" in the \gui{Name} field and use the given \gui{Path}.
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    Then, click \gui{Continue}.

    \image qtcreator-add-resource-wizard2.png

    On this page you can choose to which project you want to add the new file.
    Make sure that \gui{Add to Project} is checked and
    "TextFinder" is selected as the \gui{Project}, and click
    \gui{Done}.
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    Your resource file will now be displayed with the Resource Editor. Click
    on the \gui{Add} drop down box and select \gui{Add Prefix}. The prefix we
    require is just a slash (\c{/}). Click \gui{Add} again but this time,
    select \gui{Add File}. Locate the text file you are going to use, we use
    \c{input.txt}.

    \image qtcreator-add-resource.png

    The screenshot above shows what you can expect to see once you have added
    the resource file successfully.

    \section1 Compiling and Running Your Program

    Now that you have all the necessary files, you can compile your program by
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    \contentspage index.html
    \previouspage creator-writing-program.html
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    \title Qt Creator and Version Control Systems

    \table
        \caption    Version control systems supported by Qt Creator
        \row
            \i  \bold{git}
            \i  \l{http://git-scm.com/}
        \row
            \i  \bold{Subversion}
            \i  \l{http://subversion.tigris.org/}
        \row
            \i  \bold{Perforce}
            \i  \l{http://www.perforce.com}
    \endtable


    \section1 Setup

    Qt Creator uses the version control system's command line clients to
    access your repositories. To set it up, you must ensure that these command
    line clients can be located via the \c{PATH} environment variable. You can
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    pages that can be found under \gui{Options...} in the \gui{Tools} menu.


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    \gui{Tools} menu. The version control system displayed here is the system
    that manages the current project.

    Each version control system adds a pane to the \gui{Application Output}
    panes within which it will log the commands it executes, prepended by a
    timestamp and the relevant output.

    \image qtcreator-vcs-pane.png


    \section2 Addings Files

    When you create a new file or a new project, the wizards will display page
    requesting whether the files should be added to a version control system.
    This depends on whether the parent directory or the project is already
    under version control and the system supports the concept of adding files,
    e.g., \bold{Perforce} and \bold{Subversion}. Alternatively, you can also
    add files later on using the version control tool menus.

    With \bold{git}, there is no concept of adding files. Instead, all modified
    files must be \e{staged} for a commit.


    \section2 Viewing Diff Output

    All version control systems provide menu options to \e{diff} the current
    file or project - comparing with the latest version stored in the
    repository and displaying the differences. In Qt Creator, a diff is
    displayed in a read-only editor. If the file is accessible, you can double
    -click on a selected diff chunk and Qt Creator will open an editor
    displaying the file, scrolled to the line in question.

    \image qtcreator-vcs-diff.png


    \section2 Viewing Versioning History and Change Details

    The versioning history of a file can be displayed by selecting the
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    \bold{Subversion}) option. Typically, the log output will contain the
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    date, the commit message, and a change or revision identifier. If you
    click on the identifier, a description of the change including the diff
    will be displayed.

    \image qtcreator-vcs-log.png
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    \section2 Annotating Files

    Annotation views are obtained by selecting \gui{Annotate} or \gui{Blame}.
    This will display the lines of the file prepended by the change identifier
    they originate from. Clicking on the change identifier shows a detailed
    description of the file.


    \section2 Committing Changes

    Once you have finished making changes, you can submit them to the version
    control system by choosing \gui{Commit} or \gui{Submit}. Qt Creator will
    display a commit page containing a text editor, where you can enter your
    commit message, and a checkable list of modified files to be included.
    When you are done, click \gui{Commit} to start committing. In addition,
    there is a \gui{Diff selected} button that brings up a diff view of the
    files selected in the file list. Since the commit page is just another
    editor, you can go back to it by closing the diff view. Alternatively, you
    can view it from the editor combo box showing the \gui{Opened files}.

    \image qtcreator-vcs-commit.png


    \section2 Menu Entries Specific to git

    The git sub-menu contains additional entries:

    \table
        \row
            \i  \gui{Stash}
            \i  Stash local changes prior to executing a \bold{pull}.
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            \i  \gui{Pull}
            \i  Pull changes from the remote repository. If there are locally
                modified files, you will be prompted to stash those changes.
        \row
            \i  \gui{Branches...}
            \i  Displays the branch dialog showing the local branches at the
                top and remote branches at the bottom. To switch to the local
                branch, simply double-click on it. Double-clicking on a remote
                branch will first create a local branch with the same name that
                tracks the remote branch, and then switch to it.

                \image qtcreator-vcs-gitbranch.png
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    version control systems, such as commit message line wrapping and checking
    options.
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    \gui{Submit message checking script} is a script or program that can be
    used to perform checks on the submit message before submitting. The submit
    message is passed in as the script's first parameter. If there is an error,
    the script should output a message on standard error and return a non-zero
    exit code.

    \gui{User/alias configuration file} takes a file in mailmap format that
    lists user names and aliases. For example:
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    \code
    Jon Doe <Jon.Doe@company.com>
    Hans Mustermann <Hans.Mustermann@company.com> hm <info@company.com>
    \endcode

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    Notice that the second line specifies the alias \e{hm} and the
    corresponding email address for \e{Hans Mustermann}. If the user/alias
    configuration file is present, the submit editor will display a context
    menu with \gui{Insert name...} that will pop up a dialog letting the user
    select a name.
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    lines specifying submit message fields that take user names, for example:
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    \code
    Reviewed-by:
    Signed-off-by:
    \endcode

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    These fields will appear below the submit message. They provide completion
    for the aliases/public user names specified in the
    \e{User/alias configuration file} as well as a button that opens the
    aforementioned user name dialog.
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/*!
    \contentspage index.html
    \previouspage creator-version-control.html
    \page creator-navigation.html
    \nextpage creator-debugging.html

    \title Navigating Quickly Around Your Code with Locator

    With Qt Creator, navigating to different locations in your project or on
    your disk, e.g., files, classes, methods, etc., is trivial using
    \gui Locator -- a smart line edit at the bottom left of Qt Creator's
    window.

    \image qtcreator-locator.png

    Suppose you would like to open your project's \c{main.cpp} file, click on
    \gui Locator or use \key{Ctrl+K}, type in the file name and then press
    \key Return. The file will be opened in the editor. You can also type
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    part of a file name and use the wildcard characters \c{*} and \c{?} to
    match \e{any} number of \e{any} characters. A list of all files matching
    your criteria will be displayed.
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    \gui Locator not only allows you to navigate files on disk but also other
    "locations", which are organized with \bold{Filters}. Currently there are
    filters for:

    \list
        \o  files anywhere on your hard disk (browsing through the file system),
        \o  files from a subdirectory structure defined by you,
        \o  files mentioned in your \c{.pro} files, such as source, header,
            resource, and \c{.ui} files,
        \o  any open document,
        \o  class and method definitions in your project or anywhere referenced
            from your project,
        \o  help topics, including Qt's documentation, and,
        \o  a specific line in the document displayed on your editor,
    \endlist


    Some of these filters require you to activate them by typing an assigned
    \e prefix. This prefix is usually a single character followed by
    \key{Space}. For example, to jump to the definition of the class
    \l{http://doc.trolltech.com/qdatastream.html}{QDataStream}, type:
    \key{Ctrl+K} to activate \gui Locator. Then type colon (\key{:}) followed
    by \key{Space} and the class name.


    Below is a full list of \l{http://doc.trolltech.com/qdatastream.html}
    {QDataStream} related output:

    \image qtcreator-navigate-popup.png


    Filters can be added to provide quick navigation around files in a
    subdirectory structure defined by you. This way, you can acccess files you
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     and choose \gui{Configure...} from the menu displayed.

    \image qtcreator-locator-customize.png

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    navigation filters. Click \gui Add to create a new filter. In the
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    \gui{Filter Configuration} dialog below, give your filter a name, select
    your preferred directories, set file patterns with a comma separated list,
    and specify a prefix string.

    \image qtcreator-navigate-customfilter.png

    After closing this dialog, \gui Locator will search the directories you
    selected for files matching your file patterns, and the information will be
    cached. Click \gui Refresh from the menu above to update the cached
    information.

    The following table lists the filters currently available:

    \table
        \header
            \o  Function
            \o  Key Combination
            \o  Screenshot
        \row
            \o  Go to a line in the current document
            \o  Ctrl+K, l, Space, and the line number
            \o  \image qtcreator-locator-line.png
        \row
            \o  Go to a symbol definition
            \o  Ctrl+K, :, Space, and the function name
            \o  \image qtcreator-locator-symbols.png
        \row
            \o  Go to a help topic
            \o  Ctrl+K, ?, Space, and the topic
            \o  \image qtcreator-locator-help.png
        \row
            \o  Go to an opened document
            \o  Ctrl+K, o, Space, and the document name.
            \o  \image qtcreator-locator-opendocs.png
        \row
            \o  Go to a file in the file system (browse the file system)
            \o  Ctrl+K, f, Space, and the file name.
            \o  \image qtcreator-locator-filesystem.png
        \row
            \o  Go to a file in any project currently loaded
            \o  Ctrl+K, a, Space, and the function name.
            \o  \image qtcreator-locator-files.png
        \row
            \o  Go to a file in the current project
            \o  Ctrl+K, p, Space, and the function name.
            \o  \image qtcreator-locator-current-project.png
        \row
            \o  Go to a class definition
            \o  Ctrl+K, c, Space, and the class name.
            \o  \image qtcreator-locator-classes.png
        \row
            \o  Go to a method definition
            \o  Ctrl+K, m, Space, and the class name.
            \o  \image qtcreator-locator-methods.png
    \endtable

    \note By default, if you press \key{Ctrl+K} and do not use a prefix to
    specify a filter, three filters will be enabled: \c{o}, \c{l}, and \c{a}.

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    \contentspage index.html
    \previouspage creator-navigation.html
    \page creator-debugging.html
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    \title Debugging with Qt Creator
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    \section1 Introduction

    Qt Creator does not have its own debugger. Instead, it provides a graphical
    frontend to various debugger engines:
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    \table
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            \o Platform
            \o Compiler
            \o Debugger Engine
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            \o Linux, Unixes, Mac OS
            \o gcc
            \o GNU Symbolic Debugger (gdb)
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            \o gcc
            \o GNU Symbolic Debugger (gdb)
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            \o Windows
            \o Microsoft Visual C++ Compiler
            \o Debugging Tools for Windows/Microsoft Console Debugger (CDB)
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    step through a program line-by-line or instruction-by-instruction,
    interrupt running programs, set breakpoints, examine the contents of the
    call stack, local and global variables, etc.

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    Within Qt Creator, the raw information provided by the engine is displayed
    in a clear and concise manner, simplifying the process of debugging.
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    In addition to generic IDE functionality: stack view, views for locals and
    watchers, registers, etc, Qt Creator comes with additional features to make
    debugging Qt-based applications easy. The debugger frontend knows about the
    internal layout of several Qt classes such as QString, the QTL containers,
    and most importantly QObject (and classes derived from it). Therefore, it
    is able to present Qt's data clearly.


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    \section1 Debugger Engine Installation Notes

    \table
        \header
            \o Debugger Engine
            \o Notes
        \row
            \o Debugging Tools for Windows
            \o Using this engine requires you to install the
               \e{Debugging Tools for Windows} 32-bit package (Version 6.10),
               which is freely available for download from the
               \l{http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/default.aspx}
               {Microsoft Developer Network} or directly from
               \l{http://www.microsoft.com/whdc/devtools/debugging/installx86.Mspx}
               {Microsoft}. The pre-built \e{Qt SDK for Windows} will make use
               of the library if it is present on the system. When building Qt
               Creator using the Microsoft Visual C++ Compiler, the
               \c{"%ProgramFiles%\Debugging Tools for Windows"} path will be
               checked to ensure that all required header files are there.
    \endtable


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    \section1 Interacting with the Debugger

    In \gui Debug mode, several dock widgets are used to interact with the
    program you are debugging. The frequently used dock widgets are visible by
    default; the rarely used ones are hidden. To change the default settings,
    select \gui Debug and then select \gui View.

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    Here, you can lock or unlock the location of your views as well as display
    or hide them. Among the views you can display are \gui Breakpoints,
    \gui Disassembler, \gui Modules, \gui Registers, \gui Gdb, \gui Stack, and
    \gui Thread. The position of your dock widgets will be saved for future
    sessions.


    \section2 Breakpoints

    Breakpoints are shown in the \gui{Breakpoints} view which is enabled by
    by default. This view is also accessible when the debugger and the program
    being debugged is not running.

    A breakpoint represents a position or sets of positions in the code that,
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    control to the user. The user is then free to examine the state of the
    interrupted program, or continue execution line-by-line or continuously.
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    Typically, breakpoints are associated with a source code file and line, or
    the start of a function -- both allowed in Qt Creator.

    Also, the interruption of a program by a breakpoint can be restricted with
    certain conditions.

    You can set a breakpoint:

    \list
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          \gui Debug menu.
    \endlist

    You can remove a breakpoint:

    \list
        \o By clicking on the breakpoint marker in the text editor.
        \o By selecting the breakpoint in the breakpoint view and pressing
           \key{Delete}.
        \o By selecting \gui{Delete Breakpoint} from the breakpoint's context
           menu in the \gui Breakpoints view.
    \endlist

    Breakpoints can be set and deleted before the program has actually started
    running or while it is running under the debugger's control. Also,
    breakpoints are saved together with a session.


    \section2 Running

    To start a program under the debugger's control, select the \gui{Debug}
    menu and \gui{Start Debugging}, or simply press \key{F5}. Qt Creator then
    checks whether the compiled program is up-to-date, rebuilding it if
    necessary. The debugger then takes over and starts the program.

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    Once the program starts running, it behaves as usual; performance-wise as
    well. The user can interrupt a running program by selecting
    \gui {Interrupt} from the \gui{Debug} menu. The program is automatically
    interrupted as soon as a breakpoint is hit.

    Once the program stops, Qt Creator:

    \list
        \o Retrieves data representing the call stack at the program's current
           position.
        \o Retrieves the contents of local variables.
        \o Examines \gui Watchers.
        \o Updates the \gui Registers, \gui Modules, and \gui Disassembler
           views.
    \endlist


    You can use the debugger views to examine the data in more detail.

    To finish debugging, Press \key{Shift+F5}. A line of code can be executed
    as a whole with \key F10; to execute a function or a sub-function, use
    \key F11. Alternatively, you can continue running the program with \key F5.
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    It is possible to continue executing your program until the current
    function completes or jump to an arbitrary position in the current
    function.
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    \section2 Stack

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    When the program being debugged is interrupted, Qt Creator displays the
    nested function calls leading to the current position as a \e call stack
    trace. This stack trace is built up from \e{call stack frames}, each
    representing a particular function. For each function, Qt Creator will try
    to retrieve the file name and line number of the corresponding source
    files. This data is shown in the \gui Stack view.
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    Since the call stack leading to the current position may originate or go
    through code for which no debug information is available, not all stack
    frames will have corresponding source locations. These frames will be
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    If you click on a frame with a known source location, the text editor will
    jump to the corresponding location and update the \gui{Locals and Watchers}
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    function.
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    \section2 Threads

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    switch from one thread to another. The \gui Stack view will adjust itself
    accordingly.
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    \section2 Locals and Watchers

    Whenever a program stops under the control of the debugger, it retrieves
    information about the topmost stack frame and displays it in the
    \gui{Locals and Watchers} view. This typically includes information about
    parameters of the function in that frame as well as the local variables.

    Compound variables of struct or class type will be displayed as
    "expandable" in the view. C lick on the "+" to expand the entry and show
    all members. Together with the display of value and type, the user can
    examine and traverse the low-level layout of an object's data.


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            \i  Gdb, and therefore Qt Creator's debugger works for optimized
                builds on Linux and Mac OS X. However, optimization may lead
                to re-ordering of instructions or sometimes even complete
                removal of some local variables. In this case, the
                \gui{Locals and Watchers} view may show unexpected data.

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            \i  The debug information provided by gcc does not include enough
                information about the time when a variable is initialized.
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                local variable contains "real data", or "initial noise". If a
                QObject appears uninitialized, its value will be reported as
                "out of scope". However, not all uninitialized objects can be
                recognized as such.
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    The \gui{Locals and Watchers} view also provides access to the most
    powerful feature of the debugger: comprehensive display of data belonging
    to Qt's basic objects. To enable this feature, select \gui{Use Custom
    Display for Qt Objects} from the \gui Debug menu.The
    \gui{Locals and Watchers} view will be re-organized to provide a high-level
    view of the objects. For example, in case of QObject, instead of displaying
    a pointer to some private data structure, you will see a list of children,
    signals and slots.
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    Similarly, instead of displaying many pointers and integers, Qt Creator's
    debugger will display the contents of a QHash or QMap in an orderly manner.
    Also, the debugger will display access data for QFileInfo and provide
    access to the "real" contents of QVariant.

    The \gui{Locals and Watchers} view can be used to change the contents of
    variables of simple data types such as \c int or \c float when the program
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    \section2 Modules

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    By default, the \gui Modules view is hidden as it is only useful with the
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    experimental delayed loaing of debug information feature. You can turn
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    With this feature, debug information from the Qt library itself is not
    loaded when the application starts up, thereby reducing the startup times
    for some applications. You can then use the \gui Modules view to manually
    load this information, if required.
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    debugger.
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    \section2 Disassembler View and Registers View

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    By default, both the \gui Disassembler and \gui Registers view are hidden.
    The \gui Disassembler view displays disassembled code for the current
    function; the \gui Registers view displays the current state of the CPU's
    registers. Both views are useful for low-level commands such as
    \gui{Step Single Instruction} and \gui{Step Over Single Instruction}.
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    While debugging Qt Creator dynamically loads a helper library into your
    program. This helper library enables Qt Creator to pretty print Qt and STL
    types. The Qt SDK package already contains a prebuilt debugging helper
    library. To create a debugging helper library, select the \gui{Options}
    from the \gui{Tools} menu, and go to the \gui{Qt/Qt Versions} pane. As the
    internal layout of qt can change between versions, the debugging helper
    library is built for each Qt version.
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    In our \l{Writing a Simple Program with Qt Creator}{TextFinder} example, we
    read a text file into a QString and then display it with a QTextEdit.
    Suppose, you would like to look at this QString, \c{line}, and see what
    data it actually stores. Follow the steps described below to place a
    breakpoint and view the QString object's data.
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            \i \bold{Setting a Breakpoint}

    First, we set a breakpoint on the line where we invoke
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    \l{http://doc.trolltech.com/qtextedit.html#plainText-prop}{setPlainText()}
    by clicking between the line number and the window border. Then, select
    \gui{Start Debugging} from the \gui{Debug} menu or press \key{F5}.
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    \endtable

    Breakpoints are visible in the \gui{Breakpoints} view, shown below, in
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    \gui{Debug} mode. If you wish to remove a breakpoint, simply right-click on
    it and select \gui{Delete breakpoint} from the context menu.
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    \image qtcreator-setting-breakpoint2.png

    To view the contents of \c{line}, take a look at the \gui{Locals and
    Watchers} view.

    \image qtcreator-watcher.png

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    Suppose we modify our \c{on_findButton_clicked()} function to move back to
    the start of the document and continue searching once the cursor hits the
    end of the document. Adding this functionality can be done with the code
    snippet below:
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    \code
    void TextFinder::on_findButton_clicked()
    {
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        QTextCursor cursor = ui->textEdit->textCursor();
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        cursor = document->find(searchString, cursor,
            QTextDocument::FindWholeWords);
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        bool found = cursor.isNull();

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            int ret = QMessageBox::question(this, tr("End of Document"),
            tr("I have reached the end of the document. Would you like "
            "me to start searching from the beginning of the document?"),
            QMessageBox::Yes | QMessageBox::No, QMessageBox::Yes);

            if (ret == QMessageBox::Yes) {
                cursor = document->find(searchString,
                    QTextDocument::FindWholeWords);
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            } else
                return;
        }
        previouslyFound = found;
    }
    \endcode

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    However, if you compile and run this code, the application will not work
    correctly due to a logic error. To locate this logic error, you can step
    through the code using the following buttons:
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    \image qtcreator-debugging-buttons.png
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/*!

    \contentspage index.html
    \previouspage creator-debugging.html
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    \page creator-cmake-support.html
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    \nextpage creator-generic-projects.html
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    \title CMake Support in Qt Creator

    Since Qt Creator 1.1, support for \c CMake project files is available.
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    \section1 Opening CMake Projects

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    To open a \c CMake project select \gui Open from the \gui File menu and
    select the \c{CMakeLists.txt} file from your \c CMake project. A wizard
    will guide you with the rest of the process. If the \c CMake project does
    not have an in-place build, Qt Creator lets you specify the directory in
    which the project is built (shadow build).
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