.ui files (solved)

Chris Gow sniffy at rogers.com
Wed Jan 17 23:53:11 GMT 2007

On Tuesday 16 January 2007 10:20, Chris Gow wrote:
> Hello:
> I would like to make some changes to the UI of KAudioCreator but I'm not
> sure what tool(s) I am supposed to use. I have tried:
> KDevDesigner 0.2 (this comes with the kdevelop package from kubuntu)
> Qt designer for qt3
> In both of these cases, nothing gets displayed in the form in the designer.
> I've also tried Qt designer for Qt 4 and that seems to work better except
> when I make changes to the UI file the tracks table stops working. That is,
> when I run the app the list of tracks is always empty. This occurs even if
> I only change one word in a label (so I can force a save). So I am guessing
> that the widget being used isn't understood by qt designer.
> My env:
> trunk (as of last week)
> kubuntu 6.10
> I've followed the setup instructions on developernew on how to set up a
> development environment (dunno if that is important or not).
> thanks
> -- chris
Responding to myself.

With enormous help from people on irc, I believe the problem is solved. It 
looks like what I needed was Qt designer for Qt 4 after all. What I was 
missing previously were the KDE widgets. I didn't have my QT_PLUGIN_DIR 
environment set to point to the designer plugins directory.

-- chris

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