[vtkusers] Use VS2005-VTK in VS2008
mike.jackson at bluequartz.net
Tue Mar 10 12:34:57 EDT 2009
Not sure about shared or static. I built shared libs for Qt 4.4.3 and
use those. Not sure if static would work. Best I can say if no one
else actually can answer is to try both.
My gut says static will not work but that is a guess based off of
possible wrong information.
Mike Jackson www.bluequartz.net
On Mar 10, 2009, at 11:54 AM, Jim wrote:
> Thank you, Michael. After numerous builds, I found that
> VTK_USE_OFFSCREEN=ON failed executation of C++ examples. My OS is
> Win32 XP.
> I have a new question on using VTK with Qt. Do I have to have a
> shared build of VTK for integration of VTK into Qt?
> Thank you.
> --- On Mon, 3/9/09, Mike Jackson <mike.jackson at bluequartz.net> wrote:
> From: Mike Jackson <mike.jackson at bluequartz.net>
> Subject: Re: [vtkusers] Use VS2005-VTK in VS2008
> To: "VTK" <vtkusers at vtk.org>
> Cc: imikejackson at gmail.com
> Date: Monday, March 9, 2009, 6:54 PM
> Some of this will be "well know" to those "in the know" but
> for the rest of us here is my quick journey into vtk 5.2.1 with VS
> 2008 Express.
> Create your build directory as usual.
> 1: Run CMake on the vtk sources as usual.
> Clicke Configure.
> Select VTK_USE_QVTK=ON and VTK_USE_RENDERING=ON.
> Click Configure.
> Click Generate.
> Build vtk using VS 2008. Wait a while till complete.
> Find the Cube.exe and launch it from a command prompt. A window will
> with the 3D cube in it.
> Trying to use the "VTK_USE_MFC" will fail because the VS 2008 Express
> does not come with the MFC Headers and Libraries and Headers. The
> build will
> fail because it can not find the afxwin.h header file.
> I happened to have Qt 4.4.3 installed (I think I built that myself)
> so I turned
> on the Qt support in order to be able to have some sort of
> rendering. This
> turned out to work just fine.
> What I did _not_ do to match your installation was all the tcl
> stuff. I
> don't have a tcl/tk installation on this machine so I can not test
> that but
> since I was able to build and run successfully the Cube.cxx example
> I think that
> is enough to show that you can build and run VTK 5.2.1 with the
> Visual Studio
> 2008 Express edition.
> Last note: I am downloading the Platform SDK for Windows that one
> can install
> in addition to the visual studio express in order to compile MFC
> applications. I
> have not tried this approach since the Qt approach worked just fine.
> Hope some/all of that helps.
> Mike Jackson mike.jackson at bluequartz.net
> BlueQuartz Software www.bluequartz.net
> Principal Software Engineer Dayton, Ohio
> Shakes wrote:
> > Hi Guys,
> > I use VS2008 Express with 5.2.1 on XP/Vista (x64 and x86 versions)
> with TCL and MFC OFF and Qt ON. Perhaps a MFC issue?
> > Cheers
> > Shakes
> > Jim wrote:
> >> John and Michael,
> >> Thank you for your concerns. As John quoted, I could build VTK
> and examples on VS 2008 Pro + Windows XP, however, all examples
> failed to run
> (no images rendered). However, everything worked fine with VS2005
> Standard on
> the same computer.
> >> FYI, I had Wrap_TCL=ON, USE_MFC=ON, USE_QT=ON. Any conflict in my
> configurations? I will turn off USE_MFC and try it again with VS2008
> because I
> will never use MFC.
> >> Thank you.
> >> --- On *Mon, 3/9/09, John Drescher /<drescherjm at gmail.com>/*
> >> From: John Drescher <drescherjm at gmail.com>
> >> Subject: Re: [vtkusers] Use VS2005-VTK in VS2008
> >> To: "Michael Jackson"
> <mike.jackson at bluequartz.net>, "VTK"
> >> <vtkusers at vtk.org>
> >> Date: Monday, March 9, 2009, 4:08 PM
> >> On Mon, Mar 9, 2009 at 6:03 PM, Michael Jackson
> >> <mike.jackson at bluequartz.net> wrote:
> >> >
> >> > On Mar 9, 2009, at 5:21 PM, John Drescher wrote:
> >> >
> >> >> On Mon, Mar 9, 2009 at 5:17 PM, Jim
> <jiksed at yahoo.com> wrote:
> >> >>>
> >> >>> Thank you. John. I would prefer to compile/build my
> >> application in
> >> >>> VS2008 Pro Edition. My VS2005 is a standard edition
> which lacks
> >> some key
> >> >>> features. Will this configuration work fine?
> >> >>>
> >> >> I have found that you can not mix and match libraries
> from different
> >> >> versions of visual studio in the same project.
> >> >>
> >> >> John
> >> >
> >> > I use VS2008 Express with VTK just fine. What problems were
> you having?
> >> >
> >> Here is what I can get from the thread about vs2008 problems he
> was having:
> >> I built vtk-5.2.1 and c++
> >> examples in VS2008 without any errors. My TCL examples run
> >> However, when I ran Arrays.exe or Cube.exe, I didn't see
> >> rendered on the screen, and no error messages either. I tried
> >> BUILD_SHARED_LIBS=OFF and ON, and I also tried both Debug and
> >> builds. It didn't make any difference. I am completely lost.
> >> please help me out. Thank you.
> >> John
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