Qt Creator Hidden Gems

When it comes to C++ IDEs I always reach for Qt Creator. I love its streamlined user interface which nevertheless exposes all screws and knobs if necessary.

But mostly I like how it manages to surprise me with every update.

Most recently I have updated to version 4.5.1 (from the 4.5 RC) and as I am hacking on the keyboard I see this:

QtCreator detects output parameters

Finally a work around the terrible decision to not explicitly mark function parameters used as a reference in C++.

What’s more, Qt Creator does support “relative” text style for this highlight. One saturation +0.30 later I have:

QtCreator can change text style relatively

Can’t wait for what the 4.6 will bring!