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How to debug into Qt library in Qt Creator with CDB

OS: Windows 7 64bit SP1 (Note: need to have .Net 4 installed)

SDK: Windows SDK 7.1 x86_64 (Note: remember to have “Visual C++ Compilers” and “Debugging Tools for Windows” installed)

Qt Creator: Qt Creator 2.6.2 in qt-windows-opensource-5.0.1-msvc2010_32-x86-offline-2013-01-30-426.exe (Note: I am testing 5.0.1 daily build packages, 5.0.0 release doesn’t ship with .pdb files)

Qt Creator 2.6.2 could detect the compiler and cdb correctly from above environments after installed. What you need to do are only two things:

  1. Tools->Options->Debugger->CDB, In the Symbol paths field, open the Insert menu and select Symbol Server, just use default value and click OK
  2. Tools->Options->Debugger->General, in Source Paths Mapping part, click Add, set Source path field to q:\qt5_workdir\w\s and Target path field to C:\Qt\Qt5.0.1\5.0.1\Src

Then you can debug into Qt library in your applications.



More syntax highlight files for Qt Creator

In Qt Creator, you could use the syntax highlight definition files from Kate, more details in Qt Creator Doc: Semantic Highlighting.

Where could we get more?

Here it is: KDE-FILES.org: Kate Highlighting. Just download one, and move it into ~/.config/Nokia/qtcreator/generic-highlighter, restart your Qt Creator, it works.

Want to write your own?

This is a good material to read, Kate: Writing a Syntax Highlighting File.