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How to add include directory to Qt project

📅 2013-Dec-13 ⬩ ✍️ Ashwin Nanjappa ⬩ 🏷️ include directory, qt, qt creator ⬩ 📚 Archive

The method to add an include directory to a Qt project depends on how the project was created.

If the project has a .pro file, then add this line to it:

INCLUDEPATH += "C:\some\include\path"

If you have Qt Creator open with the project, you can find the .pro file under the project name. Alternatively, you can use any editor to edit this file. Remember to run qmake after adding the include directory.

If the project has a .includes file, then just add the path directly to it:


Tried with: Qt 5.2.0 and Windows 7 x64

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