Testing QtQuick on Raspberry Pi

28/01/2019 - 10:51
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So now you have a shiny new Qt build on your Raspberry Pi. Now what ? Testing!

This tutorial presents a very simple, sort-of a Hello World QtQuick applications.

Start your favorite editor (nano, vi, emacs, editor-of-choice) and paste the following code into it and then save it as main.qml

A simple QtQuick example

import QtQuick 2.8
import QtQuick.Window 2.2
import QtQuick.Controls 2.0

ApplicationWindow {
    visible: true
    width: 1920
    height: 1080
    visibility: Window.FullScreen
    title: qsTr("Hello World")

    Page {
        anchors.fill: parent
        focus: true
        Rectangle {
            color: "#e8e8e8"
            anchors.centerIn: parent
            width: 800
            height: 600
            Image {
                id: debianLogo
                fillMode: Image.PreserveAspectFit
                anchors.centerIn: parent
                source: "/usr/share/pixmaps/debian-logo.png"
            Label {
                anchors.top: debianLogo.bottom
                text: "Hello World From QtQuick!"
        Keys.onReleased: {
            if (event.key === Qt.Key_Escape) {

Run the example QtQuick application

As this example  is pure QtQuick, no C++, we can run it with qmlscene. Run the following command, adjust the path for your Qt installation prefix:

<path-to-qt-5.x>/bin/qmlscene main.qml

You should now see grey box in the middle of the screen with the Debian logo in the center. Press ESC to exit the test application.

28/01/2019 - 10:50
Qt, QtQuick, Raspberry Pi