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Advanced Qt Programming: Creating Great Software with C++ and Qt 4 (Prentice Hall Open Source Software Development)

Advanced Qt Programming: Creating Great Software with C++ and Qt 4 (Prentice Hall Open Source Software Development) [Kindle Edition]

Mark Summerfield
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“A good book on advanced Qt programming has been missing in the arsenal of Qt programmers. I’m very happy that Mark has written one. He is a fantastic technicalwriter with all the necessary background to write authoritatively about Qt programming. ... In other words: You are in for a treat! You are holding in your hands an excellent opportunity to expand on your knowledge of all the cool stuff you can do with Qt.”

—Eirik Chambe-Eng, cocreator of Qt

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Master Qt’s Most Powerful APIs, Patterns, and Development Practices


Qt has evolved into a remarkably powerful solution for cross-platform desktop, Web, and mobile development. However, even the most experienced Qt programmers only use a fraction of its capabilities. Moreover, practical information about Qt’s newest features has been scarce—until now.


Advanced Qt Programming shows developers exactly how to take full advantage of Qt 4.5’s and Qt 4.6’s most valuable new APIs, application patterns, and development practices. Authored by Qt expert Mark Summerfield, this book concentrates on techniques that offer the most power and flexibility with the least added complexity.


Summerfield focuses especially on model/view and graphics/view programming, hybrid desktop/Web applications, threading, and applications incorporating media and rich text. Throughout, he presents realistic, downloadable code examples, all tested on Windows, Mac OS X, and Linux using Qt 4.6 (and most tested on Qt 4.5) and designed to anticipate future versions of Qt. The book


  • Walks through using Qt with WebKit to create innovative hybrid desktop/Internet applications
  • Shows how to use the Phonon framework to build powerful multimedia applications
  • Presents state-of-the-art techniques for using model/view table and tree models, QStandardItemModels, delegates, and views, and for creating custom table and tree models, delegates, and views
  • Explains how to write more effective threaded programs with the QtConcurrent module and with the QThread class
  • Includes detailed coverage of creating rich text editors and documents
  • Thoroughly covers graphics/view programming: architecture, windows, widgets, layouts, scenes, and more
  • Introduces Qt 4.6’s powerful animation and state machine frameworks

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 14410 KB
  • Print Length: 553 pages
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  • Publisher: Prentice Hall; 1 edition (11 July 2010)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Professional book 27 Aug 2011
By C. Piva
Well written and aimed at professional programmers. I wish had ordered this book before trying to find my way through the countless online tutorials and forum posts. The book shows advanced Qt implementations. If you are after an easy entry to Qt this book is NOT for you, if you have already some experience in Qt or other interface programming SDKs (.Net, Windows Forms, MFC, ATL/WTL ... etc ) then this book is for you.
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5.0 out of 5 stars very good book,the only qt book 17 Dec 2010
By Dj Guimard - Published on
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This book focus on what is essential and important using QT.
For example the model view architecture using desktop widget but also graphical widget,state machine animation framework are very well explain and precise.
The code provided simply work.
I think reader of this book can really save some time during the learning process.It s also a book that you can read close to your qt creator open to experiment each notion explained by Mark.
5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Exactly what the title says 26 July 2012
By Ross Canning - Published on
Format:Hardcover|Verified Purchase
An excellent overview of some of the advanced features of QT, such as displaying web pages, playing multimedia, and multi-threaded programming. I've been using QT professionally for a couple of years now, but I still learnt a great deal from this book.

The writing style is friendly and informal, and all the explanatory text is easy to understand.

All of the example programs worked perfectly, with one minor exception: the 'weather tray icon' app did not display properly -- perhaps because I was running Ubuntu 12.04, whereas the app had been tested on Fedora. (I could not, in good conscience, deduct a star from this book's rating because of that: making apps that work on every variant of Linux is an impossible task :) ).
15 of 20 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars this book is a "must have" for a Qt developper 16 Aug 2010
By Stéphane - Published on
After reading his previous book ("C++ GUI Programming With Qt 4") I order this Mark Summerfield new opus as soon as it has been published and I really enjoy reading it. It learn me some tips and tricks during all chapters. It explain clearly some points which are difficult to master with true life samples. Here comes (Model / View, Phonon, Webkit...)

Mark have answered some questions I ask him by mail on his book. That's really nice from him to be available to his readers ! You're great Mark...

So if you want to discover or go deeper in Qt, go reading this book now !

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Well written. 23 Dec 2013
By Yuriy Grishin - Published on
For those who have done C++ GUI programming by Jasmin Blanchette and Mark Summerfield this book will be a nice follow-up. It has the same down-to-earth style and covers topics that were not covered in the former book. Personally, I found very useful QTextDocument examples and topics on concurrency.
5.0 out of 5 stars Very clear with good examples. It is best if the user has ... 8 July 2014
By David Q. R. Wagoner - Published on
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Very clear with good examples. It is best if the user has a good grasp of C++ prior to reading this book.
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