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Creating custom widget is not a hard problem, but there are a few things you should consider. Here I present a simple list of what you should at least consider doing

An example of pixel based painting.

What makes a QML file (often called component) a well written good quality one?

When you want to draw a custom item in QtQuick, then you essentially have 3 options: QQuickItem, QQuickPaintedItem or the QtQuick Canvas item.

Description of Qt’s event system and the details that you should know for providing your UI with a good keyboard navigation system.

There are basically two different ways of using QThread directly: Worker threads or subclassing.

Writing a save and load mechanism can be done using QObject introspection/reflection.

In this blog post I will go through the process of building a 32 bit Qt 5.4 with OpenSSL support on Windows.

XML or JSON? This post will describe the metrics, methodology, present the data, draw a conclusion and offer the entire codebase for download.