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Qt Creator 4.4.0 released

Published on Tuesday September 05, 2017 by Eike Ziller in Qt QtCreator Releases Biz Circuit & Dev Loop | Comments

We are happy to announce the release of Qt Creator 4.4.0!

Qt Creator inline annotations

Editing

If you are using the Clang code model or bookmarks, there are new inline annotations in the editor. Bookmarks and Clang errors and warnings are now also shown at the end of the corresponding text line in the editor. This way, you can easily see the details of issues while you type, without the need to hover your mouse over underlined text or the marker on the left side. You can configure the position of the annotations in the Options > Text Editor > Display. (You can also turn the feature off there, if you don't like it.)

We also added the option to smoothly scroll to the new location if you jump to a different place in the same file. If you like to try this feature, turn it on in Options > Text Editor > Display > Animate navigation within file.

C++

We enabled some highlighting features that were already available, but didn't have their own color set in the default color scheme. Local, global and member variables, functions, declarations and output arguments are now distinguishable by their highlighting in the editor. In case that is too colorful for you, we made the more modest previous scheme available as Default Classic in Options > Text Editor > Fonts & Colors.

When you rename a class, Qt Creator now offers to rename files with the same base name as well. Just check the Rename files option in the search result panel before pressing the Replace button.

If you have the Clang code model enabled, this is now also used for the highlighting of the identifier at the text cursor, which was previously still using the built-in model in any case.

CMake

Qt Creator CMake project treeWe did some cleanup of the project tree when using CMake >= 3.7 ("server-mode"). It now defaults to hide empty directories, and the source files moved one level up, getting rid of the additional <Source Directory> node. We also fixed the application's working directory when a CMAKE_RUNTIME_OUTPUT_DIRECTORY is specified, and that it was not possible to accept external changes from the CMake configuration has changed on disk dialog.

Other changes

We removed the unmaintained support for Windows CE, and changed the ClearCase integration to be disabled by default.

This is just a small selection of the changes and improvements done in 4.4. Please have a look at our change log for a more detailed overview.

Get Qt Creator 4.4.0

The opensource version is available on the Qt download page, and you find commercially licensed packages on the Qt Account Portal. Qt Creator 4.4.0 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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