Additional target dependencies of the corresponding The <ORIGIN>_autogen target target.


If Qt 5.15 or later is used and the generator is either Ninja or Makefile Generators, additional target dependencies are added to the The <ORIGIN>_autogen_timestamp_deps target target instead of the The <ORIGIN>_autogen target target.

Targets which have their AUTOMOC or AUTOUIC property ON have a corresponding The <ORIGIN>_autogen target target which generates moc and uic files. As this The <ORIGIN>_autogen target target is created at generate-time, it is not possible to define dependencies of it using e.g. add_dependencies(). Instead the AUTOGEN_TARGET_DEPENDS target property can be set to a ;-list of additional dependencies for the The <ORIGIN>_autogen target target. Dependencies can be target names or file names.

In total the dependencies of the The <ORIGIN>_autogen target target are composed from

  • forwarded origin target dependencies (enabled by default via AUTOGEN_ORIGIN_DEPENDS)

  • additional user defined dependencies from AUTOGEN_TARGET_DEPENDS

See the cmake-qt(7) manual for more information on using CMake with Qt.

Use cases

If AUTOMOC or AUTOUIC depends on a file that is either

it must be added to AUTOGEN_TARGET_DEPENDS.