I came across this video that provides a great introduction to the Qt Quick controls in Qt 5.
It’s very interesting to see how a fully fledged, cross platform app that consumes a Web API can be developed in just over 15 minutes almost without a single line of code.
After seeing this video, I’ve been looking a little more into how C++ can be integrated into Qt Quick apps and, unfortunately, it doesn’t seem to leverage the signal-slot mechanism common to QWidgets applications.
This is a problem, since it means that reusing a large codebase might be a little more involved than just doing a seamless transition from writing QWidgets to slowling rolling out side-by-side Qt Quick panels.
Nonetheless, it’s very impressive and it’s definitely worth taking a look at if you need to develop a quick desktop UI in 10~15 minutes.