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Tutorials are the fastest way of finding out what KDE will do for you, and how to do it. Here is a list of currently available tutorials for KDE3 development.

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If you are working with a newer version of KDE, such as KDE4, these tutorials are probably of limited use to you. For tutorials covering current KDE development topics, visit the main tutorials page


Getting Started

Coding with Qt and KDE
Two tutorials introducing KDE and Qt brought to you by KDE-Women.
KDE 3.0 Tutorial
An excellent tutorial by KDE developer Antonio Larrosa Jiménez leading you from nothing to a fairly full featured web browser. Highly recommended for KDE 3.0 developers.
Programming Tutorial for KDE 3

Components and Plugins

KDE User Interface Tutorial (XML GUI)
Tutorial by KDE developer Kurt Granroth showing how to convert an existing KDE application to use the new XML based user interface builder.
Creating KParts Component
Tutorial on IBM DeveloperWorks, by David Faure shows developers how to create KParts components, under KDE 2 and KDE 3.
Developing a Plugin Structure for a KDE Applications
This tutorial will take you through all the steps needed to write a plugin structure, plus plugins for your KDE application.
Providing file meta-data support with KFile plugins
Tutorial by Brad Hards that describes how to write a meta-data plugin for your favourite file format. It is presented as an example based tutorial.
Embedded Components Tutorial
Tutorial by KDE developer Kurt Granroth showing how to convert an existing KDE application into a component suitable for embedding in Konqueror.

Scripting and Application Automation

Creating a DCOP Interface
This tutorial shows you how to create a DCOP interface to a KDE application.
Connect KDE applications using DCOP
IBM DeveloperWorks tutorial, shows how to use kdcop and dcop with several examples such as instantly messaging a contact in kopete when he comes online, and also how to create a simple DCOP-aware application.

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