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=== Video Series ===
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<youtube>https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tlHZOxhxAfo</youtube>
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Qt Creator is a cross-platform Open Source Integrated Development Environment (IDE) that can be used to develop software for many different languages. It includes a visual debugger and an integrated GUI layout and forms designer.  
 
Qt Creator is a cross-platform Open Source Integrated Development Environment (IDE) that can be used to develop software for many different languages. It includes a visual debugger and an integrated GUI layout and forms designer.  
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=== Tools Required ===
 
=== Tools Required ===
* [[Getting_Started_with_the_EMAC_OE_SDK | EMAC OE SDK 5.0]]
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These tools should already be installed if you installed the EMAC SDK using the automatic installer.
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* [[Getting_Started_with_the_EMAC_OE_SDK | EMAC OE 5.X SDK]]
 
* EMAC Qt Creator
 
* EMAC Qt Creator
* GNU ''make''
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* GNU <code>make</code>
* ''cmake''
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* CMake
 
=== Setup ===  
 
=== Setup ===  
# Make sure the system is [[Getting_Started_with_the_EMAC_OE_SDK | configured ]] for the correct target machine and that the IP and user/password are set.
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# Make sure the system has the [[Getting_Started_with_the_EMAC_OE_SDK | EMAC OE 5.X SDK and tools installed. ]]
 
# Launch EMAC Qt Creator.
 
# Launch EMAC Qt Creator.
 
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After installing EMAC SDK, launch the EMAC Qt Creator desktop icon.
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1. Launch Qt Creator using one of the following methods:
 
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* Click the Qt Creator icon on the the desktop
1. Press the Start key or Alt + F2 and search for Qt Creator EMAC
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* In the terminal, execute the following commands:
 
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{{cli | username=developer | hostname=ldc | cd ~/EMAC-SDK/emac-QtCreator/bin }}
2. Put the Qt Creator EMAC icon on the Launcher for easy access.
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{{cli | username=developer | hostname=ldc | pwd=~/EMAC-SDK/emac-QtCreator/bin | ./qtcreator.sh }}
 
 
[[File:EMAC_Qt_Creator_Icon.png|600px|left|thumb|Figure 1: Qt Creator Launcher Icon]]
 
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3. To generate a new project from Qt Creator, select '''New Project''' on the opening splash window. The examples being used are all written in the <code>C programming</code> language.
 
 
 
[[File:Qtcreator_gui.png|600px|left|thumb|Figure 2: Qt Creator GUI]]
 
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4. After selecting '''New Project''' a new window will pop up. To run a <code>C programming</code> example using EMAC hardware, select '''EMAC Project''' under the Projects tab. Then select '''EMAC C Project (CMake Build)'''. Click the '''Choose''' button on the bottom right of window to continue to the next page as shown in Figure 3.
 
  
[[File:EMAC_C_Project.png|600px|left|thumb|Figure 3: Qt Creator EMAC Project]]
 
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5. The next page will be '''Introduction and Project Location'''. Select a name for the <code> C </code> project. Once the project name is given, choose a directory to store the project. Note: It is highly recommended to store your project other than the default location. For this example, we used ''/home/developer/Projects''.
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2. To generate a new project from Qt Creator, select '''New Project''' on the opening splash window. The examples being used are all written in the <code>C programming</code> language.
  
[[File:Project_location1.png|600px|left|thumb|Figure 4: Qt Creator Project Location]]
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[[File:QtCreatorGUInew.png|600px|left|thumb|Figure 1: Qt Creator GUI]]
 
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6. The next page summarizes the '''EMAC C Project'''. Click '''Finish''' to continue.
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3. After selecting '''New Project''' a new window will pop up. To run a <code>C programming</code> example using EMAC hardware, select '''EMAC Project''' under the Projects tab. Then select '''EMAC C Project (CMake Build)'''. Click the '''Choose''' button on the bottom right of the window to continue to the next page as shown in Figure 3.
  
[[File:Project_summary1.png|600px|left|thumb|Figure 5: Qt Creator Project Summary]]
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[[File:EMAC_C_Project.png|600px|left|thumb|Figure 2: Qt Creator EMAC Project]]
 
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7. Next, it will prompt you to the '''CMake Wizard Build Location'''. Click '''Next''' to continue. Note: It is highly recommended to use the default build directory as stated below in Figure 6.  
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4. The next page will be '''Introduction and Project Location'''. Select a name for the <code> C </code> project. Once the project name is given, choose a directory to store the project. Note: It is highly recommended to store your project somewhere other than the default location. For this example, we used <code>/home/developer/Projects</code>.
  
[[File:Build_location.png|600px|left|thumb|Figure 6: Qt Creator Build Location]]  
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[[File:Project_location1.png|600px|left|thumb|Figure 3: Qt Creator Project Location]]
 
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8. '''CMake Wizard''' will then prompt you to '''Run CMake'''. For setting up the Desktop Kit, click '''Run CMake''' and the output should be similar to Figure 7 below. Click '''Finish''' to start new project.
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5. The next page summarizes the '''EMAC C Project'''. Click '''Finish''' to continue.
  
[[File:Run_cmake1.png|600px|left|thumb|Figure 7: Qt Creator Run CMake]]
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[[File:Project_summary1.png|600px|left|thumb|Figure 4: Qt Creator Project Summary]]
 
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9. The next step is to setup your device which you'll be using for the Qt Creator examples. Click Tools -> Options
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6. The next step is to set up the device you will be using for the Qt Creator examples. Click Tools -> Options
{{note|The board being used will be the iPac-9x25. The iPac-9x25 is a 32-bit ARM architecture. Make sure to connect power, Ethernet, and serial to the board.}}
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{{note|The board used for this example is the iPac-9x25. The iPac-9x25 is a 32-bit ARM architecture. Make sure to connect power, Ethernet, and serial to the board.}}
  
10. Select '''Devices''' from the left pane.
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7. Select '''Devices''' from the left pane.
  
[[File:Options_devices.png|600px|left|thumb|Figure 8: Qt Creator Device Option]]  
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[[File:Options_devices.png|600px|left|thumb|Figure 5: Qt Creator Device Option]]  
 
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11. Click the '''Add''' button  
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8. Click the '''Add''' button  
  
12. Select Generic Linux Device, then click '''Start Wizard'''.
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9. Select Generic Linux Device, then click '''Start Wizard'''.
  
[[File:Generic_linux.png|600px|left|thumb|Figure 9: Qt Creator Wizard Selection]]
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[[File:Generic_linux.png|600px|left|thumb|Figure 6: Qt Creator Wizard Selection]]
 
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13. Type in a name, the IP address, user name and password for the device. Use the credentials below to sign in.
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10. Type in a name, the IP address, the user name, and the password for the device. Use the credentials below to sign in.
  
 
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[[File:Device_connection.png|600px|left|thumb|Figure 10: Qt Creator Configuration Setup]]
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[[File:Device_connection.png|600px|left|thumb|Figure 7: Qt Creator Configuration Setup]]
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14. Click '''Next'''.
 
 
 
15. Click '''Finish'''.
 
 
 
16. A connection will be established with the target device.
 
 
 
[[File:Device_test.png|600px|left|thumb|Figure 11: Qt Creator Device Test]]
 
 
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17. Click '''Close'''.
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11. Click '''Next'''.
 
 
18. Click '''Apply'''.
 
 
 
19. Navigate to '''Add Kit''' in the '''Projects''' tab. Under '''Add Kit''' select the architecture for the board being used. Click '''EMAC OE 5.0 arm'''. 
 
 
 
  
[[File:Add_kit_arm.jpg|600px|left|thumb|Figure 12: Qt Creator Add Kit]]
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12. Click '''Finish'''.
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20. As previously stated in step 7 it will prompt you to the '''CMake Wizard Build Location'''. Click '''Next''' to continue. Note: It is highly recommended to use the default build directory as stated below in Figure 13.
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13. A connection will be established with the target device.
  
[[File:Add_arm.png|600px|left|thumb|Figure 13: Qt Creator Add Kit Build Location]]
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[[File:Device_test.png|600px|left|thumb|Figure 8: Qt Creator Device Test]]
 
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21. '''CMake Wizard''' will then prompt you to '''Run CMake'''. For setting up the iPac-9x25 arm kit, click the box next to '''Arguments'''. Copy and paste the string below: 
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14. Click '''Close'''.
''-DARCH:STRING=arm''
 
{{note|By default CMake will build using the Debug build type. If a Release build type is needed, see this [[Creating_a_New_EMAC_OE_SDK_Project_with_CMake#Debug_Build_Types | page.]]}}
 
 
 
[[File:Arm_argument_string.png|600px|left|thumb|Figure 14: Qt Creator Argument String]]
 
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EMAC SDK provides another architectural kit for x86 hardware. If using an x86 architecture, copy and paste the argument string below in the '''Arguments''' box.
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15. Click '''Apply'''.
''-DARCH:STRING=x86'' 
 
  
22. Once the arguments string is pasted in the box, click '''Run CMake''' and the output should be similar to Figure 15 below. Click '''Finish''' to add the arm kit to the current project.
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16. Navigate to the '''Projects''' tab. Here, Qt Creator will ask you to select which kits you will be using with the project. For this example, we made sure the '''arm''' kit was selected. Then click '''Configure Project'''.
  
[[File:Run_arm_cmake.png|600px|left|thumb|Figure 15: Qt Creator Run CMake]]  
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[[File:Configproject.png|600px|left|thumb|Figure 9: Configureing Qt Project]]
 
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23. To confirm if the kits installed correctly, click on the '''Kit Selector''' tab (Monitor symbol) on the left hand side of the Qt Creator window as shown in Figure 16. Both '''Desktop''' and '''OE 5.0 arm''' kit will be present.
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17. Now, on the left side of Qt Creator, you will see the project icon, which looks like a monitor. Click this and make sure '''Arm''' is selected under '''Kit''', '''Default''' is selected under '''Build''', and the project is set to be run on the remote device under '''Run'''.
  
[[File:Arm_kit.jpg|600px|left|thumb|Figure 16: Qt Creator Kits Installed]]  
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[[File:Kitselection.png|600px|left|thumb|Figure 10: Selecting Qt Kit]]
 
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24. To run the example projects on the target board remotely, you'll need to add it to the '''Run Configuration'''. Click on '''Projects'''.
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18. Now, simply press the green play button. The program should run on the target device and yield an output.
  
25. Select '''Run''' under the '''OE 5.0 arm''' tab.
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[[File:Qtoutput.png|900px|left|thumb|Figure 11: Successfully running Qt Project]]
 
 
26. To '''Run Configuration''', click on '''Add''' and select your project name (on Remote Generic Linux Host). In this case, our project name is Prime_Numbers (on Remote Generic Linux Host).
 
 
 
[[File:Run_config.jpg|600px|left|thumb|Figure 17: Qt Creator Run Configuration]]
 
 
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You are now all set up to run the examples below on Qt Creator.
 
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This section will show how to run <code>C programming</code> examples through the Qt Creator IDE.  The example board will be the iPac-9x25.
 
 
The first example is a basic <code> hello c </code> example project.
 
 
1. After creating a new project and installing the necessary kits for the target board, navigate to the '''Edit''' tab on Qt Creator. Qt Creator will automatically have the <code> hello c </code> example uploaded as shown in Figure 18.
 
 
<syntaxhighlight lang="c">
 
#include <stdio.h>
 
#include <stdlib.h>
 
 
int main(int argc, char * argv[])
 
{
 
    printf("Hello EMAC OE!\n");
 
 
 
    exit(EXIT_SUCCESS);
 
}
 
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[[File:Edit_window.png|600px|left|thumb|Figure 18: Qt Creator Edit Window]]
 
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2. Before executing the example, you must build the program first. Click on the build icon (hammer symbol) on the bottom left of Qt Creator. If the build was successful, a green bar will fill on the bottom right of the window.
 
 
3. Once the program successfully builds, you can now run the program. Click on the run icon (green arrow symbol) on the left hand side of Qt Creator. The program prints <code> Hello EMAC OE! </code> in the '''Application Output''' terminal.
 
 
[[File:Final_output.png|600px|left|thumb|Figure 19: Qt Creator Edit Window]]
 
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The second example will show how to run a <code>C programming</code> project on a target board. This example will show all prime numbers from 1 - 100 and output it on Qt Creator remote terminal.
 
 
1. Create a new project and install the necessary kits for the target board just as shown before. Call this project <code> Prime_Numbers </code>. Then Navigate to the '''Edit''' tab on Qt Creator. Copy and paste the following code below to the Qt Creator terminal.
 
 
<syntaxhighlight lang="c">
 
#include <stdio.h>
 
#include <stdlib.h>
 
 
int main(int argc, char * argv[])
 
{
 
  int i;
 
  int j;
 
 
  for (i = 2; i <= 100; i++)
 
  {
 
    for (j = 2; j <= i; j++)
 
    {
 
      if (i%j==0)
 
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        break;
 
      }
 
    }
 
    if (i == j)
 
    {
 
      printf ("%d is a prime number. \n", i);
 
    }
 
  }
 
  return 0;
 
}
 
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[[File:Prime_Numbers_edit.png|600px|left|thumb|Figure 210: Qt Creator Edit Window]]
 
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2. Click on the build icon (hammer symbol) on the bottom left of the Qt Creator. If the build was successful, a green bar will fill on the bottom right of Qt Creator.
 
 
3. Click on the run icon (green arrow symbol) on the left hand side of Qt Creator. The program prints all prime numbers from 1 - 100 in the '''Application Output''' terminal.
 
 
[[File:Final_Prime_Numbers.png|600px|left|thumb|Figure 21: Qt Creator Edit Window]]
 
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{{:Templateimpl:conclusion | initials=BS | title=Getting Started with Qt Creator | desc=The following page can be used to get familiarized with EMAC Qt Creator. | project=OE 5.0 }}
This page is a quick getting started tutorial on how to use EMAC Qt Creator for the first time. It shows you how to create an EMAC C Project, set up the necessary kits for your target board, setup your target board, and how to build and run example projects.
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This page is a quick getting started tutorial on how to use EMAC Qt Creator for the first time. It shows you how to create an EMAC C Project, how to set up the necessary kits for your target board, how to set up your target board, and how to build and run example projects.
  
  

Latest revision as of 16:31, 12 September 2017

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The following page demonstrates the process of getting familiar with EMAC Qt Creator and running it on the target machine.


Video Series

Background

Qt Creator is a cross-platform Open Source Integrated Development Environment (IDE) that can be used to develop software for many different languages. It includes a visual debugger and an integrated GUI layout and forms designer.

For more information visit the Qt Project site http://qt-project.org/wiki/Category:Tools::QtCreator.

General Information

Tools Required

These tools should already be installed if you installed the EMAC SDK using the automatic installer.

Setup

  1. Make sure the system has the EMAC OE 5.X SDK and tools installed.
  2. Launch EMAC Qt Creator.

Getting Started with Qt Creator

1. Launch Qt Creator using one of the following methods:

  • Click the Qt Creator icon on the the desktop
  • In the terminal, execute the following commands:
developer@ldc:~# cd ~/EMAC-SDK/emac-QtCreator/bin
developer@ldc:~/EMAC-SDK/emac-QtCreator/bin# ./qtcreator.sh


2. To generate a new project from Qt Creator, select New Project on the opening splash window. The examples being used are all written in the C programming language.

File:QtCreatorGUInew.png
Figure 1: Qt Creator GUI


3. After selecting New Project a new window will pop up. To run a C programming example using EMAC hardware, select EMAC Project under the Projects tab. Then select EMAC C Project (CMake Build). Click the Choose button on the bottom right of the window to continue to the next page as shown in Figure 3.

Figure 2: Qt Creator EMAC Project


4. The next page will be Introduction and Project Location. Select a name for the C project. Once the project name is given, choose a directory to store the project. Note: It is highly recommended to store your project somewhere other than the default location. For this example, we used /home/developer/Projects.

Figure 3: Qt Creator Project Location


5. The next page summarizes the EMAC C Project. Click Finish to continue.

Figure 4: Qt Creator Project Summary


6. The next step is to set up the device you will be using for the Qt Creator examples. Click Tools -> Options



NOTE
The board used for this example is the iPac-9x25. The iPac-9x25 is a 32-bit ARM architecture. Make sure to connect power, Ethernet, and serial to the board.


7. Select Devices from the left pane.

Figure 5: Qt Creator Device Option


8. Click the Add button

9. Select Generic Linux Device, then click Start Wizard.

Figure 6: Qt Creator Wizard Selection


10. Type in a name, the IP address, the user name, and the password for the device. Use the credentials below to sign in.

Table 4: Default Login Credentials
Username Password
root emac_inc
Figure 7: Qt Creator Configuration Setup


11. Click Next.

12. Click Finish.

13. A connection will be established with the target device.

Figure 8: Qt Creator Device Test


14. Click Close.

15. Click Apply.

16. Navigate to the Projects tab. Here, Qt Creator will ask you to select which kits you will be using with the project. For this example, we made sure the arm kit was selected. Then click Configure Project.

Figure 9: Configureing Qt Project


17. Now, on the left side of Qt Creator, you will see the project icon, which looks like a monitor. Click this and make sure Arm is selected under Kit, Default is selected under Build, and the project is set to be run on the remote device under Run.

Figure 10: Selecting Qt Kit


18. Now, simply press the green play button. The program should run on the target device and yield an output.

Figure 11: Successfully running Qt Project


Conclusion

This page is a quick getting started tutorial on how to use EMAC Qt Creator for the first time. It shows you how to create an EMAC C Project, how to set up the necessary kits for your target board, how to set up your target board, and how to build and run example projects.


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