Qt Creator 7 Beta released

We are happy to announce the release of Qt Creator 7 Beta!

I'll shortly highlight some of the improvements and fixes here. Head over to our change log for a more detailed overview.


  • We sprayed some new paint onto the Welcome mode.

  • New File or Project is now split up into New File and New Project. That also means a new shortcut for New Project.

  • If you are using the Qt Online Installer, update notifications in Qt Creator now also include new minor Qt versions and patch releases to the latest available Qt version. You can configure this in Options > Environment > Updates.


  • We switched to Clangd as the default for the C++ code model! If you find issues with Clangd, please create a bug report in our bug tracker. If you face deal breaking issues, you can switch back to the libclang based code model in Options > C++ > Clangd.

  • If you use the ClangFormat plugin, its settings have been merged into the non-ClangFormat code style settings. See the new tab there.

  • We updated the QML parser to the newest version from Qt.


  • We did lots of improvements to the CMake configuration in Projects mode. Please see the separate blog post for details!

  • We improved the automatic (re-)detection of toolchains and removed some unnecessary compiler calls at startup, improving the Qt Creator startup times in certain configurations.


  • On macOS Qt Creator now uses the systems dark mode when setting a dark theme.

  • For Android we added an option for the default NDK, and fixed the detection of available NDK platforms for recent NDKs.

  • We added experimental support for Docker on macOS, besides continuing the work of making Qt Creator internals work better with remote paths.

Get Qt Creator 7 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 7 Beta is also available under Preview > Qt Creator 7.0.0-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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