Qt to support Visual Studio Linux projects

Erika Sweet

Qt is a popular cross-platform framework for application development and user interface design. Its various libraries and toolsets can be used to create, test, and deploy applications that target multiple platforms and operating systems including Linux, Windows, macOS and embedded/microcontroller systems. Qt recently announced its plan to support Visual Studio Linux projects in an upcoming release of the Qt Visual Studio Tools extension, scheduled for this summer.

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“Since the introduction of the C++ Linux workload, users have had the possibility of working on Linux development in Visual Studio.  This feature is of potential interest to Qt developers, given the cross-platform nature of Qt itself, which is why we are now planning to add support for it in the Qt VS Tools extension.” – Miguel Costa @ The Qt Company


This work will build on Qt’s support for MSBuild-based Windows projects and will allow you to build and run Qt-enabled projects on both Windows and Linux. You can use Qt Visual Studio Tools with MSBuild-based Windows projects today.

We’re very excited about this work and the ability to leverage the power of Qt for Linux development in Visual Studio! You can read the full story on the Qt blog.


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  • 君 王 0

    wooooohhh ! Pretty Cool ! Is there a VS + QT tool in Mac Os?

    • Erika SweetMicrosoft employee 0

      At this time Visual Studio does not support building and debugging remotely on MacOS.

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