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Qt Creator 4.5.0 released

We are happy to announce the release of Qt Creator 4.5.0!

CMake Support

Variables in the configuration UI in the Projects mode are now grouped by prefix, and have type-specific editors for boolean and path values. You can also change the type of variables and unset accidentally added ones. Also, we improved the handling of configuration changes outside of Qt Creator. The change notification now shows detailed information about how the cached values  differ from the values on disk.

Android Support

Integrated Adnroid SDK package manager - Qt Creator 4.4
Since Android SDK tools version 25.3.0, there is no UI tool available to manage the Android SDK packages. Because of that, we have added such UI to Qt Creator. Unfortunately, the command line tool for managing SDKs that is provided with the SDK cannot update packages on Windows, and fails with JDK 9, so this applies to Qt Creator as well. Also, we provide better information about problems with the installed SDK, such as missing components or not met minimum version requirements.

Qt Creator no longer supports local deployment nor Ant, starting with this version. Both features have been deprecated for a long time.

Other Improvements

We started on making the File System navigation pane more useful. It is showing a file system tree now, and you can select the root directory from a list containing the “computer” root, your home directory, your default projects directory, and the base directories of all the projects you have open in Qt Creator. More features are to come in the future.

Locator now does fuzzy camel case matching in the same way as code completion does. For example, you can type “c andesu” in the locator to open the “AndroidDebugSupport” class.

On Windows, we fixed detection of Visual Studio Build Tools 2017.

For iOS, we had to fix our mechanism for switching between simulator device types with Xcode 9, because that changed the behavior of the Simulator application.

If you used Tools > External > Text > Sort Selection before, and wonder if we have removed this useful feature, I can reassure you that we have not. On the contrary, we made it a first-class citizen instead of an external tool, and moved the menu entry to Edit > Advanced > Sort Selected Lines.

This release includes many more improvements and fixes. Please, take a look at our change log for a more detailed overview.

Get Qt Creator 4.5.0

The opensource version is available on the Qt download page, and you find commercially licensed packages on the Qt Account Portal. Qt Creator 4.5.0 is also available through an update in the online installer (as an update to 4.4.1). 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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