Qt Creator 12 Beta released

We are happy to announce the release of Qt Creator 12 Beta!

New Features

  • Integrated Compiler Explorer. Enter code to explore what the result looks like for different compilers.
  • CMake debugging. Set breakpoints in your CMake files and select Debug > Start Debugging > Start CMake Debugging to run the CMake debugger.
  • Screen recording. Easily create recordings of (a part of) your screen for bug reports, sharing, blog posts, etc. Of course I've created the above with the ScreenRecorder plugin ;).


  • We improved the startup performance significantly on various setups.


  • We updated Clangd and the Clang analyzer tools to LLVM 17.0.1
  • The C++ refactoring operations received multiple fixes and extensions. For example renaming operations are now also applied to documentation comments.
  • The Markdown editor got some buttons for text styles.
  • We added proxy support to the Copilot integration.


  • We added project specific settings for C++ file naming and documentation comments.
  • The editor for CMake files received many improvements, like jumping to function, macro, target and package definitions, help tooltips and greatly expanded completion.
  • The new Analyze > CMake Profiler action runs CMake with profiling options, and opens the resulting trace directly in our CTF Trace Format visualizer.
  • PySide installations from the installer are now auto-detected.

Please have a look at our change log for further details on improvements and fixes in Qt Creator 12.
And also head over to the separate blog post with more details on the improvements on the CMake integration.

Get Qt Creator 12 Beta

The opensource version is available on the Qt download page under "Pre-releases", and you find commercially licensed packages on the Qt Account Portal. Qt Creator 12 Beta is also available under Preview > Qt Creator 12.0.0-beta1 in the online installer. Please post issues in our bug tracker. You can also find us on IRC on #qt-creator on irc.libera.chat, and on the Qt Creator mailing list.

You can read the Qt Creator Manual in Qt Creator in the Help mode or access it online in the Qt documentation portal.


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