Why is the Qt Creator used in the tutorial?

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doev | 2020-07-21 16:10:50 UTC | #1

Is there any advantage by using the Qt Creator instead of the Qt Designer?

martin | 2020-07-23 12:51:30 UTC | #2

Hey @doev good question -- and the short answer is, not really.

Qt Creator is the complete IDE for Qt, which is made up of a number of separate tools (including Qt Designer) along with some project management functionality. The Qt Designer component of Qt Creator is identical to the standalone Qt Designer with a few very small exceptions (where you're working with project managed resources for example). So you should be able to follow the instructions the same no matter which you have.

I think I wrote the tutorial in Qt Creator originally simply because that's what I was using at the time. I plan to update that tutorial to describe Qt Designer instead (to avoid the confusion) and split out the "What is the difference?" explanation to a separate article.

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Why is the Qt Creator used in the tutorial? was written by Martin Fitzpatrick .

Martin Fitzpatrick has been developing Python/Qt apps for 8 years. Building desktop applications to make data-analysis tools more user-friendly, Python was the obvious choice. Starting with Tk, later moving to wxWidgets and finally adopting PyQt.