Digia Qt SDK

Version5(as of 9/10/2015)
PlatformsWindows, Mac, Linux
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Rating:2.4  |  34 Votes

Main Features

  • Qt Creator for using a complete, integrated development environment
  • Qt Designer for designing GUIs
  • Qt Simulator for testing applications
  • Qt Assistant for viewing online documentation
  • Qt Linguist for translating Qt, C++, and Qt Quick applications

Software Overview

Digia Qt SDK is a software development kit (SDK) used to create cross-platform applications. The SDK was developed by Nokia before being acquired by Digia, which develops the software along with the Qt Project.

Qt SDK is designed for C++ and the Qt Meta Language (QML) and commonly used to develop mobile applications, although you can build desktop and embedded applications, as well. Along with support for Windows, OS X, and Linux, the SDK also provides tool chains for developing Android and iOS applications.

Qt SDK comes with different utilities for each stage of the development cycle. The Qt Creator utility is an IDE, which is especially helpful to new Qt users that enables them to start developing quicker. Qt Designer is a WYSIWYG tool used for building and designing GUIs. QT Simulator is used for testing your application and Qt Assistant allows you to view online documentation in the Qt help file format. Finally, Qt Linguist is used for translating Qt, C++, and Qt Quick applications into local languages.

Qt SDK is a competent SDK for developing applications for desktop, embedded, and mobile applications. While it does offer helpful development utilities and cross-platform support, Digia Qt SDK locks you in to the lesser known QML language making it an impractical choice for developing your applications.

Primary File Type

pro icon.PROQt Project File

Supported File Types

ExtensionFile Type
.PROQt Project File
.PRIQt Project Include File
.QMQt Compiled Translation Source File
.QMLQT Modeling Language File
.QPHQt Phrase Books File
.QRCQt Resource Collection File
.QSQt Install Script
.QSSQt Style Sheet
.TSQt Translation Source File
.UIUser Interface File

Additional Related File Types

ExtensionFile Type
.HXXC++ Source Code Header File
Updated 9/10/2015