Update BUILDNUMBER inside VersionInfos.h
Small script to easily update BUILD_NUMBER inside a file send as parameter (Qt creator example furnished, you can also use it with VS - Pre-Build Event or others)
How to use it with Qt
Edit your .pro file and add thoses lines.
This will update your file where the define var BUILD_NUMBER lies.
You can edit
PRE_BUILD_FILE to add your file name and the path to the script.
# Example is provided with a modified version of the post of Michael Soukup added a comment - 23 Apr '14 4:47 PM # url: https://bugreports.qt.io/browse/QTBUG-30224 ## Update VersionInfos.h ## PRE_BUILD_FILE = $$shell_quote($$shell_path("$$PWD/../../_tools/python_utils/tr.update_build_number/tr.update_build_number.cmd")) --versionFile $$shell_quote($$shell_path("$$PWD/VersionInfos.h")) # Debug #message(PRE_BUILD_FILE: $$PRE_BUILD_FILE) # must use variable as input, not file list PHONY_DEPS = . PreBuildEvent.input = PHONY_DEPS # use non-existing file here to execute every time PreBuildEvent.output = phony.txt # the system call to the batch file PreBuildEvent.commands = call $$PRE_BUILD_FILE # some name that displays during execution PreBuildEvent.name = running Pre-Build steps... # no_link tells qmake we don�t need to add the output to the object files for linking, and no clean means there is no clean step for them. # target_predeps tells qmake that the output of this needs to exist before we can do the rest of our compilation. PreBuildEvent.CONFIG += no_link no_clean target_predeps # Add the compiler to the list of 'extra compilers'. QMAKE_EXTRA_COMPILERS += PreBuildEvent