Develop Python Applications in Qt Creator

Rohan Timalsina Oct 06, 2022
  1. Install Qt Creator Application
  2. Develop Python Applications in Qt Creator
Develop Python Applications in Qt Creator

Qt Creator is a cross-platform IDE that lets you create software for desktop, embedded and mobile devices. It runs on Linux, macOS, and Windows operating systems.

This tutorial will teach you to develop Python applications using the Qt Creator application.

Install Qt Creator Application

You can download Qt Creator from its official site. Then open the installer file and go through all the installation steps.

The initial step is to log in to the Qt account. If you don’t have an account, click Sign up and create a new Qt account.

Next, you will have to verify your email address.

log in to qt account

After logging in, check both boxes and click Next to continue the installation.

qt open source usage obligations

You can choose whether to allow tracking of pseudonymous usage statistics in Qt Creator.

contribute to qt development

Then select the installation folder where you want to save the Qt Creator files.

qt application installation folder

The installation time depends on your internet connection.

install qt creator

After the installation is successful, launch the Qt Creator application.

complete qt installation

Develop Python Applications in Qt Creator

In Qt Creator, select Create Project > Application (Qt for Python) > Empty Application and hit the Choose button.

develop python application in qt creator

Next, enter the Python project’s name and location.

python project location

Then select the PySide version. PySide6 is available only for Python3.

select pyside version

You can add the version control (Git) if you need. Otherwise, leave it as None and click Finish to continue.

project management version control

Write your Python script in the file and run it to see the output. Here, we have used a simple Python program to print Hello World in Qt Creator.

run python program in qt creator

Now you should know how to set up the Qt Creator application and run Python programs in Qt Creator. It is a powerful IDE that provides basic templates to create new projects.

We hope you find this tutorial helpful. You can find more information here.

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