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Cannot setup opencv 4.1.1 with vs2017

asked 2019-07-30 15:20:18 -0500

sturmi1337 gravatar image

Hello, i've tried to use opencv 4.1.1 with vs17 and followed the official "How to install on Windows" Guide but after doing all steps it cannot find the opencv files. Does anyone has a clue what I'm doing wrong?

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Does anyone has a clue what I'm doing wrong?

not unless you tell us in detail, what you actually tried, and show us the resulting errors.

(just mentioning "i followed xyz" is utterly useless to help).

berak gravatar imageberak ( 2019-07-30 15:31:29 -0500 )edit

I cannot share much. I followed the official Install Guide from Website ( and error is basically that it cannot find opencv files in Visual Studio. If i want to include opencv it does not find it and when i paste a sample code it marks the includes and says it cannot be opened.

sturmi1337 gravatar imagesturmi1337 ( 2019-08-01 11:19:28 -0500 )edit

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answered 2019-08-04 21:30:31 -0500

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updated 2019-08-06 03:20:57 -0500

in your project, go to

[Project(P)] -> [ (your project name) property ] -> [VC++ Directories]

you would see something like:

add the path of "include" folder of openCV to [Include Directories]

add the path of " *.lib " folder of openCV (Maybe in /opencv/build/x64/vc15/lib/) to [Library Directories]

then go to [Linker] in the [ (your project name) property ]

add the lib name to [Linker] -> [Input] -> [Additional Dependencies] (Maybe opencv_world411.lib)

then go to the computer and add the folder of *.dll (Maybe /opencv/build/x64/vc15/bin/) to the environment variables path

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thanks alot! Works now

sturmi1337 gravatar imagesturmi1337 ( 2019-08-06 02:36:15 -0500 )edit

An alternative answer is : use cmake

LBerger gravatar imageLBerger ( 2019-08-06 03:31:23 -0500 )edit

I use VS 2019 with opencv 4.1.1 for remotely debug a utunbu(18.04) project with opencv 3.3.1. configured as you said, but it result in the following error message. What is the problem of the configuration or other problem? By the way, there is no problem when local debugging a win 10 project with opencv 4.1.1 with the same configuration. 1>g++ : error : opencv_world411d.lib: No such file or directory 1>g++ : error : opencv_world411.lib: No such file or directory

cuter9 gravatar imagecuter9 ( 2019-09-05 11:38:06 -0500 )edit

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