How to Get Current App Version in Qt

I have tried numerous methods to get an application’s own version number and believe me this is the best way to get it. First of all if we consider the fact that setting a Qt application version is done in PRO file (qmake) using the following simple command:


Then getting this same value should be the easiest possible method.

Just add the following line to your PRO file after defining version as seen above and you can use the same version string wherever you like in the code:


APP_VERSION will contain the string “” and can be used in the C++ code.

Qt Creator Issue on Mac OS X Fix (xcodebuild issue with Xcode 8.0)

When using Qt creator following error starts rising up when Xcode gets updated to version 8.0 and it’s because of a change that is not yet applied in Qt settings. In my case it happened with Qt 5.7 and Xcode 8.0 on Mac OS X El Capitan but I think it’s safe to assume similar issues will start rising up with other kits too. Here is how I fixed it.

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Git with Qt Creator Basics: How to Clone a Git Repository

Git is one of the most popular version control systems and Qt Creator provide very intuitive and easy to use tools to interact with Git and skip all the command-typing that is required by Git. I think it is safe to assume that you already know how to get Git ( If Git is already installed and present in the system then Qt Creator will automatically pick it up and you can start using it right away.

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Full Featured VNC Client Widget for Qt

In this post I am going to share a Qt widget that allows full control (view and control) of VNC servers over TCP/IP. Using it is as simple as dropping a QWidget on your user interface and then promoting it to QVNCClientWidget. I needed this recently but was not able to find a Qt widget or any other Qt/C++ code for that matter, that supports VNC Authentication and can be used in a  real cross-platform way. So I had to gather and write this widget piece by piece and make sure it build on all platforms supported by Qt.

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How to Build Qt 5.7 Statically Using MSVC14 (Microsoft Visual Studio 2015)

In this post I will describe how to build Qt 5.7 statically for Windows using MSVC 14 compiler or in other words Microsoft Visual C++ 2015 which is included in Microsoft Visual Studio 2015. Quite obviously you need to install Microsoft Visual Studio 2015 (Community edition is free) before continuing with this guide. You can find it here:

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Hello Qt, Hello OpenGL, Hello World

The example project that I am going to share in this post is the absolute beginner guide version of using OpenGL in Qt (Specially Qt5 and latest versions of OpenGL) which to my surprise I could not find anywhere. By checking the existing OpenGL examples in Qt I noticed they all make some assumptions about what you know about OpenGL and then go ahead and describe how to use in in Qt. [I hope, I really do] that is not what you’ll find here. So without further ado here is the most simple example.

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