Qt Creator 13

Qt Creator version 13 contains bug fixes and new features.

The most important changes are listed in this document. For a complete list of changes, see the Git log for the Qt Creator sources that you can check out from the public Git repository. For example:

git clone git://code.qt.io/qt-creator/qt-creator.git
git log --cherry-pick --pretty=oneline origin/12.0..v13.0.0

New plugins

Qt Application Manager

Adds support for Qt 6 based applications with CMake for creating, building, deploying, running, and debugging for devices that use the Qt Application Manager.



  • Updated the visual style of Welcome mode
  • Improved docking (Debug mode, Widget Designer)
    • Fixed the style of titles and changed them to always be visible (removed View > Views > Automatically Hide View Titlebars)
    • Added an option to collapse panels
    • Changed Hide/Show Left/Right Sidebar to hide and show the corresponding dock area
  • Added the option to show file paths relative to the active project to the search results view (QTCREATORBUG-29462)
  • Added a Current button for selecting the directory of the current document for searching in Files in File System
  • Added Copy to Clipboard to the About Qt Creator dialog (QTCREATORBUG-29886)
  • Fixed issues with the window actions (QTCREATORBUG-30381)
  • Fixed drag & drop for external tools (QTCREATORBUG-30469)
  • Known Issues
    • Installers provided by The Qt Company mostly display English text, not the system's language (QTIFW-3310)


  • Fixed that non-Qt related help files could automatically be registered
  • Fixed that the option Highest Version Only for automatically registering Qt documentation did not work for the Qt Online Installer


  • Fixed that Shift+Tab did not always unindent (QTCREATORBUG-29742)
  • Fixed that Surround text selection with brackets did nothing for <
  • Fixed following links without a file name in documents without a file name
  • Fixed that device tree source files (.dts) were opened in the binary editor (QTCREATORBUG-19029)


  • Added the Move Definition Here refactoring action that moves an existing function definition to its declaration (QTCREATORBUG-9515)
  • Added the Enclose in QByteArrayLiteral refactoring action (QTCREATORBUG-12995)
  • Enabled the completion inside comments and strings by falling back to the built-in code model (QTCREATORBUG-20828)
  • Improved the position of headers inserted by refactoring operations (QTCREATORBUG-21826)
  • Improved the coding style settings by separating Clang Format and other coding style settings, and using a plain text editor for custom Clang Format settings (Documentation)
  • Fixed that the class wizards used the class name for the include guard instead of the file name (QTCREATORBUG-30140)
  • Fixed that renaming classes did not change the include directive for the renamed header in the source file (QTCREATORBUG-30154)
  • Fixed issues with refactoring template functions (QTCREATORBUG-29408)
  • Fixed the Add Definition refactoring action for member functions of a template class in a namespace (QTCREATORBUG-22076)
  • Clangd


  • Added navigation from QML components to the C++ code in the project (QTCREATORBUG-28086)
  • Added a button for launching the QML Preview on the current document to the editor tool bar
  • Added color previews when hovering Qt color functions (QTCREATORBUG-29966)


  • Fixed that global and virtual environments were polluted with pylsp and debugpy installations

Language Server Protocol

  • Added automatic setup up of language servers for YAML, JSON, and Bash (requires npm) (Documentation)

Widget Designer

Compiler Explorer

  • Added highlighting of the matching source lines when hovering over the assembly


  • Added the common text editor tools (line and column, encoding, and line endings) to the tool bar
  • Added support for following links to the text editor

Binary Files

  • Fixed issues with large addresses



  • Added a section Vanished Targets to Projects mode in case the project was configured for kits that have vanished, as a replacement for the automatic creation of "Replacement" kits (Documentation)
  • Added the status of devices to the device lists (QTCREATORBUG-20941)
  • Added the Preferences > Build & Run > General > Application environment option for globally modifying the environment for all run configurations (QTCREATORBUG-29530)
  • Added a file wizard for Qt translation (.ts) files (QTCREATORBUG-29775)
  • Added an optional warning for special characters in build directories (QTCREATORBUG-20834)
  • Improved the environment settings by making the changes explicit in a separate, text-based editor
  • Increased the maximum width of the target selector (QTCREATORBUG-30038)
  • Fixed that the Left cursor key did not always collapse the current item (QTBUG-118515)
  • Fixed inconsistent folder hierarchies in the project tree (QTCREATORBUG-29923)



  • Added support for code completion with the Qbs language server (QBS-395)


  • Added Generate Kit to the Python interpreter preferences for generating a Python kit with this interpreter
  • Added the Kit Selection page for creating and opening Python projects
  • Added a requirements.txt file to the application wizard
  • Fixed that the same Python interpreter could be auto-detected multiple times under different names



  • Added a dr locator filter for debugging a project


  • Added a pretty printer for std::tuple
  • Improved the display of size information for the pretty printer of QByteArray (QTCREATORBUG-30065)
  • Fixed that breakpoints were not hit while the message dialog about missing debug information was shown (QTCREATORBUG-30168)
  • LLDB
  • CDB

Debug Adapter Protocol

  • Added support for function breakpoints




  • Added a view for listing and searching issues
  • Added other issue types than Style Violations to the editor annotations


  • Added Select All to the context menu (QTCREATORBUG-29922)
  • Fixed the startup performance on Windows (QTCREATORBUG-29840)
  • Fixed the integration of the fish shell
  • Fixed that Ctrl+W closed the terminal even when shortcuts were blocked (QTCREATORBUG-30070)
  • Fixed issues with Windows Powershell
  • Fixed issues with copying Japanese text

Version Control Systems

  • Added support for remote version control operations


  • Added the upstream status for untracked branches to Branches view

Test Integration

Qt Test

  • Added a locator filter for Qt Test data tags (qdt)


  • Added support for namespaced fixtures
  • Added support for SCENARIO_METHOD





  • Fixed the detection of iOS 17 devices
  • Fixed deployment and running applications for iOS 17 devices (application output, debugging, and profiling are not supported) (QTCREATORBUG-29682) (Documentation)

Remote Linux

  • Fixed that debugging unnecessarily downloaded files from the remote system (QTCREATORBUG-29614)


Credits for these changes go to:

Aaron McCarthy
Aleksei German
Alessandro Portale
Alexandre Laurent
Alexey Edelev
Ali Kianian
Amr Essam
Andre Hartmann
André Pönitz
Andreas Loth
Artem Sokolovskii
Assam Boudjelthia
Aurele Faure
Brook Cronin
Burak Hancerli
Christian Kandeler
Christian Stenger
Cristian Adam
Daniel Trevitz
David Faure
David Schulz
Dominik Holland
Eike Ziller
Esa Törmänen
Fabian Kosmale
Friedemann Kleint
Henning Gruendl
Ilya Kulakov
Jaroslaw Kobus
Johanna Vanhatapio
Karim Abdelrahman
Knud Dollereder
Leena Miettinen
Mahmoud Badri
Marco Bubke
Marcus Tillmanns
Mathias Hasselmann
Mats Honkamaa
Mehdi Salem
Michael Weghorn
Miikka Heikkinen
Mitch Curtis
Olivier De Cannière
Orgad Shaneh
Pranta Dastider
Robert Löhning
Sami Shalayel
Samuel Jose Raposo Vieira Mira
Samuel Mira
Semih Yavuz
Serg Kryvonos
Shrief Gabr
Sivert Krøvel
Tasuku Suzuki
Thiago Macieira
Thomas Hartmann
Tim Jenßen
Vikas Pachdha
Volodymyr Zibarov
Xavier Besson
Yasser Grimes
Yuri Vilmanis