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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 scarceùuntil 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 "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 technical writer 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
Write good-looking user interface programs that run on Windows, Mac OS X, and Linux rapidly and easily with PyQT. Covering all the fundamentals, this new volume provides a short conversion course for those not yet familiar with Python and then devotes the majority of its pages to PyQt4 programming.