Thomas Hartmann

Qt Design Studio 1.2 Beta released

Published Friday May 17th, 2019
26 Comments on Qt Design Studio 1.2 Beta released
Posted in Biz Circuit & Dev Loop, Declarative UI, Qt, Qt Quick, Qt Quick 2, QtCreator, Releases, UI | Tags: , , , , ,

We are happy to announce the beta release of Qt Design Studio 1.2.

Qt Design Studio is a UI design and development tool that enables designers and developers to rapidly prototype and develop complex UIs. Both designers and developers use Qt Design Studio and this makes collaboration between the two a lot simpler and more streamlined. To get an impression, you should watch this video.

The main addition for Qt Design Studio 1.2 is the Sketch Bridge. It is now possible to export your scenes from Sketch and import them to Qt Design Studio 1.2.


Qt Design Studio 1.2 also finally supports powerful gradients for Shape-based items. This means you can add and animate spherical, gradients, conical gradients and linear gradients and their properties.


The commercially licensed packages are available through the online installer and on the Qt Account Portal. You can try out and evaluate Qt Design Studio by registering for an evaluation license.

With Qt Design Studio 1.2 there is also a free community version available, which lacks the Photoshop and Sketch bridges, though. The Beta of the Qt Design Studio 1.2 Community Edition can be found here.

Getting Started

You can find the latest online documentation for Qt Design Studio 1.2 here. The documentation is also available from inside Qt Design Studio.

For Qt Design Studio we created new tutorials as part of the documentation.

The welcome page of Qt Design Studio contains examples and links to video tutorials to help you get started.

Please post issues you find or suggestions you have in our bug tracker.

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Tham says:

Every times I open this designer, QtCreator freeze like hell

Thomas Hartmann Thomas Hartmann says:

Please file a bug report at with your system details.

Tim Jenssen says:

Where is the bugreport about the details of your problem?

Tim R. says:


Downloading the community version now.
What is the difference?

Thomas Hartmann Thomas Hartmann says:

The community edition is missing the Sketch and Photoshop Bridge and the iso icons.

Max says:

Will this editor be free in the future?

Normsson says:

Isn’t the community version meant to be free?

Shantanu Tushar says:

The DS beta installer installs a separate copy of Qt Creator with DS as a plugin. Is there a way to use it with the Qt Creator I installed with the standard Qt Maintenance Tool?

Tim Jenssen says:

No, because of the QtCreator build process we have to set the right version on a central point and this version is the compatible check – so mixing is not possible.

Shantanu Tushar says:

Okay. Thanks for the explanation 🙂

Konstantin Isakov says:

Is the source code for the community edition available? If not, will it be made available in the future?

Roger says:

This ist a very good question.
When we will be able to build community version from source?

Tim Jenssen says:

We made as much as possible open source. In the end, it is a different configured QtCreator plus closed source importer plugins.

Michael Cox says:

When will the custom types (Timeline etc) be part of Qt?

Tim Jenssen says:

Target is Qt 5.14 – but it is possible to build it (very small module) against every Qt version which is older than Qt 5.9.0
git clone “”

طراحی سایت says:

Is the source code for the community edition available?
If not, will it be made available in the future?

طراحی سایت

niago says:

Great and useful post, Thanks for sharing
Bookmarking the blog for future reference.

ثبت دامنه

Thomas Hartmann Thomas Hartmann says:

Most of the source code from Qt Design Studio is already part of Qt Creator.
From the community edition, it is mainly the wizards and examples which are missing at the moment.
The plan is to add those to Qt Creator 4.10.

Yuhang Zhao says:

Great software indeed. Thanks.

aportale says:

Many thanks to everyone showing interest in the open source components and the community package. I am preparing a blog post which sums up the relationship of Qt Design Studio and Qt Creator, and how to unleash some of the Qt Design Studio features in the latest Qt Creator.

Sebastian Mohr says:

While it’s great having a QT bridge for Adobe Photoshop, a QT bridge for Adobe XD would probably become more relevant the end of this years, because, Adobe is going to show off with upcoming animation tools … etc. , surrounding the Adobe XD toolchain, competing with tools like Sketch [1] and Invision App [2]. Code generation from Adobe XD to QML, then, would be the missing link. For more information, please check out the latest Adobe XD features [3] or the current API reference [4] of Adobe XD, and maybe, try to get in contact with the Adobe folks for more insides. Just in case of interest. Thx.


Thomas Hartmann Thomas Hartmann says:

Thank you for the feedback.

We are aware of Adobe XD and we consider supporting it in the future.

Sebastian Mohr says:

Good news. Thank you 🙂

Kirsi says:

When loading a new project in 1.2.0 on windows, the form editor is empty – even though I can see the base state and text editor has items in it. When I mouseover the items on the form editor, I can tell the items are present, except that they’re invisible – any ideas?

Thomas Hartmann Thomas Hartmann says:

This is unfortunate. We are not aware of this issue of any of the systems we are using for testing.
Can you create a bug report on and describe your exact setup/system?

aportale says:

A convenient method is to open Help -> System Information… and paste that content into the bug report.

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