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Installing Qt/Windows

  1. If you have the commercial edition of Qt, copy the license file from your account on dist.trolltech.com into your home directory (this may be known as the userprofile environment variable) and rename it to .qt-license. For example on Windows 2000, %USERPROFILE% should be something like C:\Documents and Settings\username

    For the open source version you do not need a license file.

  2. Uncompress the files into the directory you want Qt installed, e.g. C:\Qt\4.0.0.

    NOTE: The install path must not contain any spaces.

  3. Building

    To configure the Qt library for your machine type:

        cd \Qt\4.0.0

    Type configure -help to get a list of all available options.

    The actual commands needed to build Qt depends on your development system. For Microsoft Visual Studio to create the library and compile all the demos, examples, tools and tutorials type:

  4. Environment variables

    In order to use Qt, some environment variables needs to be extended.

            PATH               - to locate qmake, moc and other Qt tools

    This is done by adding c:\Qt\4.0.0\bin to the PATH variable.

    For newer versions of Windows, PATH can be extended through "Control Panel->System->Advanced->Environment variables" and for older versions by editing c:\autoexec.bat.

  5. That's all. Qt is now installed.

    If you are new to Qt, we suggest that you take a look at the demos and examples to see Qt in action. Run the Qt Examples and Demos either by typing qtdemo on the command line or through the desktop's Start menu.

    You might also want to try the following links:

We hope you will enjoy using Qt. Good luck!

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