Windows Runtime Component (C++ based) in UWP - Load and display image

asked 2018-02-07 11:30:49 -0500

GregF458XVM gravatar image

This is the first time I'm using OpenCV Answers to post questions.

I want to use OpenCV to load an image and display it in a window, but through a Windows Runtime component that a UWP app instantiates and calls a function from. I'm stuck on this error, though:

Exception thrown at 0x00007FFAAC1E3E1F (opencv_highgui310d.dll) in OpenCVImageViewerTest.exe: 0xC0000005: Access violation reading location 0x0000000000000000.

This is from this line:

imshow("Test image", image);

The component is built to run on x64, Debug. The libraries I specified in Linker > Input > Additional Dependencies all have the d suffix before the .lib extension.

This is the code for my Windows Runtime Component: [This is my first time writing a Windows Runtime component; please don't mind if I have a few inconsistencies such as having too many includes]


#pragma once

// OpenCV Dependent Libraries
#include <opencv2\core\core.hpp>
#include <opencv2\imgproc\imgproc.hpp>
#include <opencv2\highgui\highgui.hpp>

// WinRT Dependent Headers
#include <collection.h>
#include <ppl.h>
#include <amp.h>
#include <amp_math.h>

// OpenCV Namespace
using namespace cv;

namespace OpenCVImage
    // Have this class be compiled as a WinRT Component for a UWP app
    public ref class OpenCVImageOpener sealed
        void loadImage(Platform::String^ filename); // Loads image and displays it on the screen


// Microsoft Visual Studio friendly includes
#include "pch.h"

// C++ Standard Libraries
#include <iostream>
#include <iomanip>
#include <sstream>
#include <string>
#include <vector>
#include <memory>
#include <cmath>

// Windows Runtime Component libraries
#include <ppltasks.h>
#include <concurrent_vector.h>

// Custom Header Files
#include "OpenCVImageOpener.h"

// Namespaces
using namespace OpenCVImage;
using namespace cv;
using namespace std;

using namespace concurrency;
using namespace Platform::Collections;
using namespace Windows::Foundation::Collections;
using namespace Windows::Foundation;
using namespace Windows::UI::Core;

void OpenCVImageOpener::loadImage(Platform::String^ filename) {
    // Debugging statements omitted for brevity

    std::wstring filenameBuffer(filename->Begin());
    string rawFilenameString(filenameBuffer.begin(), filenameBuffer.end());

    Mat image = imread(rawFilenameString.c_str());

    imshow("Test image", image); // Error occurs right here

The UWP app that calls the function loadImage is simply a window with one button with an event listener that runs the function in a thread separate from the UI Thread.

I'm using Visual Studio 2017 with five NuGet packages:

  • OpenCV.Win.Core.310.6.1
  • OpenCV.Win.HighGUI.310.6.1
  • OpenCV.Win.ImgCodecs.310.6.1
  • OpenCV.Win.ImgProc.310.6.1
  • OpenCV.Win.VideoIO.310.6.1

I looked around online to see if other users encountered the same issue. This question posted here caught my attention, but I do not know if it still has to do with the version of Visual Studio I'm using.

Otherwise, why is this error happening?

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