Qt for iOS

Qt's iOS port allows you to run Qt applications on iOS devices, such as iPhones, iPads, and iPod Touches.

快速入门

Development and deployment is done using Xcode. The supported workflow is to maintain a .pro file based project, which generates an Xcode project. Building and deploying can be done using either Xcode or Qt Creator. We will look at that in more detail in the next section.

The minimum deployment target for Qt applications is specified in 支持平台 .

设置开发环境

You can download the Qt 5 installers from the 下载 page. For more information, see Qt 入门 .

Before installing Qt, you first need to install Xcode. You will find it in the Mac App Store here .

注意: As recommended by Apple, you should always use the latest Xcode version when building your applications for the App Store. In practice this means you also need the latest version of macOS to develop apps with Qt, due to Xcode's system requirements.

For running Qt applications on your Mac or in the simulator that comes with Xcode, this is all you need. However, for running applications on a mobile device and/or publishing your applications in the App Store, you must join the Apple Developer Program , and set up developer certificates and provisioning profiles. The easiest solution is to use a profile that takes any App ID (a * ).

Before building any Qt applications, you should test that Xcode is set up correctly, for example, by running one of the standard Xcode application templates on your device.

从命令行构建应用程序

As mentioned previously, the development workflow consists of maintaining a normal .pro file project and exporting it to Xcode.

Here is how to build a project with Xcode:

  • run qmake (if you have not done so previously)
  • open the resulting .xcodeproj file in Xcode
  • build the application in Xcode

Note that you must re-import the project if its setup changes, for example, when adding or removing source files.

采用 Qt Creator 构建应用程序

You can find information on how to set up and run Apple mobile device applications in Qt Creator's manual:

As mentioned previously, you must have Xcode installed.

在 Qt 应用程序中使用 Objective-C 代码

Clang, the compiler used for applications on Apple Platforms, allows mixing C++ and Objective-C code. To enable this mode, suffix your source files with .mm , and add them to OBJECTIVE_SOURCES 而不是 SOURCES .pro file. This makes it possible to use frameworks from Apple's Developer Library in Qt applications. Most useful is perhaps the possibility for adding In-App Purchasing with the StoreKit framework.

We currently have one example mixing Objective-C and C++ code. You find it here .

iOS 范例

In Qt Creator, tested examples on iOS can be looked up. Use the ios keyword to search for examples in the Qt Creator Welcome mode. Note that some examples may have limited functionality.

For a list of examples known to work on iOS devices, visit Qt for iOS 范例 .

The following topics provide more details about Qt for iOS: