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imshow() not working in while loop

asked 2020-03-05 10:40:50 -0500

SimonKirkman gravatar image

updated 2020-03-06 07:28:37 -0500

I am trying to write an imshow command in a while loop which is part of a void thread but the debugger wont pick it up saying there is no instance of an overloaded function "imshow" in argument list.

void* Display(void* params) {
    Mat *pImg = (Mat*)params;
    namedWindow("video", WINDOW_AUTOSIZE);
    while (bDisplay)
    {
        imshow("Video", pImg);
        waitKey(100);
    }

that is the code for the void thread. Any ideas on why it wont allow me to put an imshow in?

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answered 2020-03-05 23:59:39 -0500

berak gravatar image

no it is not about loops, there is indeed no overload for imshow(), that takes a pointer to a cv::Mat, you have to dereference it:

 imshow("Video", *pImg);
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