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23rd June 2006, 18:33
Hi all, beginner on using QT. Trying to use QT withing VS2005.
Using the open source 4.1.3 ver.

I followed Ian Davis's steps here

the install seems to have gone ok, no stops or anything. MinGW installed ok also. At least I think it did.

So then when I try to run the sample program, I get the following:

------ Build started: Project: Qt4VS2005, Configuration: Debug Win32 ------
Performing Makefile project actions
mingw32-make: Nothing to be done for `debug'.
Build log was saved at "file://c:\Documents and Settings\user\Desktop\Qt4VS2005\Qt4VS2005\Debug\Bu ildLog.htm"
Qt4VS2005 - 0 error(s), 0 warning(s)
========== Build: 1 succeeded, 0 failed, 0 up-to-date, 0 skipped ==========

VS2005 then pops up a dialog box that says:

Unable to start program 'c:\Documents and Settings\user\Desktop\Qt4VS2005\Qt4VS2005\Debug\Qt 4VS2005.exe'.
The system cannot find the file specified.

I went to the folder and didn't a see an exe generated.

Anyone have an idea what's going on?


23rd June 2006, 18:57
Anyone have an idea what's going on?
I guess, you have an empty Makefile (or even you don't have one). Try to run "Rebuild All".

23rd June 2006, 19:21
Hey thanks! for some reason, it didn't work when I built the project using the wizard. I exited VS and then started by open up the project and rebuilt it. Now it's working.