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  • #6275

    Ivo

    Hello,

    I’am no really a huge fan of the default interface. It’s not that much of an issue but are there different interfaces, how customize is the current one, and can I created my own fully custom one???

    The current one is not that bad but I feel that it could be improved…

    Thanks for your time

    Freedom Studios

    #6277

    Christian
    V-Play Team

    Hi,

    what exactly do you mean with “interface”? Of the website, the Qt Creator IDE, any of the V-Play sample games, …?

    Cheers, Chris

    #6278

    Ivo
    #6283

    Michael

    I’m not an expert by any stretch, but I’ve had a quick look – I guess you’ve tried the basic options within Tools > Options… ? Under ‘Environment’, there is UI Colour and in ‘Text Editor’ you can change the Colour Scheme or font. I just tried the Colour Scheme (e.g. dark), and the odd thing for me is Qt Creator just changes the colour scheme in the editing area and nowhere else (which is inconsistent). I’m using v3.

    Speaking of all this, I have some general comment about Qt Creator. I guess it’s not a new observation. Personally I’m ok with the general styling/function of the editor, but it seems to only allow one QML file open at a time, which I think is a bit annoying or limiting. I like the ‘Component Navigator’ drop-down at the top, but I somehow feel this is better served out on its own perhaps at the side (oops: I see this is possible by splitting the side window & selecting ‘Outline’). Sometimes the autocomplete doesn’t always work – I think this is when entering Javascript in QML. I’ve already mentioned about the noisy messages. I’m not wrapped in the way the MinGW-Debug build outputs are placed as a folder alongside all my other source project folders (just causes clutter, I probably just need to work out how to move build folders – ideally within the project folder would be neater I think).

     

    Cheers, Michael.

    #6286

    Christian
    V-Play Team

    Hi,

    @Michael

    You can have multiple qml files open by either using the “Split” functionality, or since Qt Creator 3 you can also open as many qml files simultaneously as you like with “Window / Open In New Window”.

    @Freedom Studios

    Qt Creator in general is very powerful to customize: you can define all the shortcuts as you like, change the position of the panels, and much more. We have mentioned the most useful shortcuts in our entry tutorial here: http://v-play.net/doc/vplay-qml-and-qtcreator-usage.html#qt-creator-tips-shortcuts

    If you have ideas for interface improvements, you can either implement them by yourself as Qt Creator is open source, or get in touch with the developers of Qt Creator in the qt-project forums or Qt Developer Mailing List.

     

    Personally I find Qt Creator the best IDE (after using Visual Studio, Eclipse and XCode for several years each) which is constantly updated and improved, although getting familiar and highly productive with it might take a few days/weeks – but this is just a personal thought and I don’t intend to start a war on that opinion. 😉

    Cheers, Chris

    #6287

    Michael

    Thanks Christian for the tip.

    #6334

    Ivo

    Thanks Chris,   I will get in touch with the qt-project…

    Thanks again, Freedom Studios

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