What's the simplest way of being able to build Qt Applications using C++? notepad? specific IDE? HOW do I do it? Can someone PLEASE walk me through it.

I found instructions online for integrating MS Visual C++ with Qt. I ended up taking 5-6 hours out of my time to compile and build the Qt library, but apparently, I'm still doing something wrong.

I don't know how to include third party libraries....

Help?

Use QT designer instead. Its works in a similar way to visual studios GUI designer except its aimed at QT intead of MFC.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Qt_Creator

Use this with the MinGW compiler under windows by the way. QT Creator is bundled with the Qt SDK (http://qt.nokia.com/downloads)

http://qt.nokia.com/files/pdf/qt-creator-1.0-whitepaper/

I reccomend reading that whitepaper (PDF Format). has some screenshots in it and a walkthrough.

for every API, i'm going to need a seperate IDE.

lolol

for every API, i'm going to need a seperate IDE.

You can use QT with visual studio to write code, you just cant get a nice GUI designer. Its exactly the same with the MS technologies e.g. you cant visually design MFC interfaces on anything other than Visual C++, but there is nothing to stop you using that toolkit by writing the code yourself in another editor and linking to the correct libaries.