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Qt Creator 4.1.0 released

Published on Thursday August 25, 2016 by Eike Ziller in Qt QtCreator Releases Biz Circuit & Dev Loop | Comments

We are happy to announce the release of Qt Creator 4.1.0.

Flat Dark Theme - Qt Creator 4.1Flat Light Theme - Qt Creator 4.1

Themes

We added Flat Light and Flat Dark themes, complementing the Flat theme which was added in 4.0. They are available in the Environment > Interface > Theme settings. We also added some more editor color schemes which you find in Text Editor > Fonts & Colors.

Editing

Text Editors now behave much better with regards to automatically inserting and skipping characters. If you type a quote or bracket, the corresponding closing character is added. If you remove the opening character, it is removed again. If you type the closing character yourself, it replaces the automatically inserted one. Both of these now only happen as long as the text cursor did not move away from the closing character. You can also configure automatic insertion of brackets and quotes individually in the Text Editor > Completion settings.

C++

Aside from fixing bugs in the code model and static analyzer integration, we also updated our binary packages to use Clang 3.8.1, which also fixes many issues, especially with MSVC. We also added a more recent patch to Clang that makes it work better with MSVC2015 Update 3.

Qt Quick

Both Qt Quick Designer and QML Profiler received many performance improvements. You can now choose a Qt Quick Controls 2 style which Qt Quick Designer uses to render your items. The new Move to Component action moves an item and its contents into a separate file.

CMake

Many bugs were fixed for supporting CMake projects, and the workflow further improved. CMake is only run automatically if Qt Creator is the active application, and you can turn automatic running completely off (Build & Run > CMake). If you set the QML_IMPORT_PATH variable in the CMake cache for your project, Qt Creator picks this up and feeds it to the QML code model, so you can access your QML imports in the editor. (Example CMake code: set(QML_IMPORT_PATH ${CMAKE_SOURCE_DIR}/qml ${CMAKE_BINARY_DIR}/imports CACHE string "" FORCE))

Other improvements

If you turn on the plugin (Help > About Plugins, or Qt Creator > About Plugins on macOS), Qt Creator gains experimental support for the Nim programming language. Many thanks to Filippo Cucchetto for this contribution. It supports syntax highlighting, indentation, coding style settings, and simple project management, including building, running and debugging applications.

All this is just a small excerpt from all the changes and improvements that you find in Qt Creator 4.1.0. Find out more in our change log, or just go ahead, download and try it for yourself!

Get Qt Creator 4.1.0

The opensource version is available on the Qt download page, and you find commercially licensed packages on the Qt Account Portal. Qt Creator 4.1.0 is also available through an update in the online installer. Please post issues in our bug tracker. You can also find us on IRC on #qt-creator on chat.freenode.net, and on the Qt Creator mailing list.

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