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Qt UI Tools

Qt Designer forms are processed at run-time to produce dynamically generated user interfaces. In order to generate a form at run-time, a resource file containing a UI file is needed.

A form loader object, provided by the QUiLoader class, is used to construct the user interface. This user interface can be retrieved from any QIODevice. For example, a QFile object can be used to obtain a form stored in a project's resources. The QUiLoader::load() function takes the user interface description contained in the file and constructs the form widget.

Using the Module

Using a Qt module requires linking against the module library, either directly or through other dependencies. Several build tools have dedicated support for this, including CMake and qmake.

Building with CMake

Use the find_package() command to locate the needed module component in the Qt6 package:

find_package(Qt6 REQUIRED COMPONENTS UiTools)
target_link_libraries(mytarget PRIVATE Qt6::UiTools)

For more details, see the Build with CMake overview.

Building with qmake

To configure the module for building with qmake, add the module as a value of the QT variable in the project's .pro file:

QT += uitools

Licenses and Attributions




Qt UI Tools is available under commercial licenses from The Qt Company. In addition, it is available under free software licenses. Since Qt 6.0, these free software licenses are GNU Lesser General Public License, version 3, or the GNU General Public License, version 2. See Qt Licensing for further details.

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