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Building OpenCV with Visual Studio 2012

asked 2012-12-12 06:37:52 -0500

rasharm_msft gravatar image

Is there support for building OpenCV using Visual Studio 2012? I don't really want to use a released version. Happy to pull-down code from latest branches.

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answered 2012-12-13 05:11:26 -0500

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When I tried to build OpenCV 2.4.3 with CUDA support I had problems because nvcc wanted to work with Visual Studio 9 or 10. I have used the latest NVidia CUDA toolkit, version 5.0. Accordingly here NVidia states that Microsoft Visual Studio 2008 or 2010 is a requirement.

After I have downgraded to Visual C++ 2010 Express and I could build OpenCV completely. So if you plan to work with CUDA you may not use the VS 2012 until NVidia updates its CUDA toolkit.

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That's correct. Had the same problem with the same solution.

tmanthey gravatar imagetmanthey ( 2012-12-14 04:22:09 -0500 )edit

I am not interested in CUDA at all. Just want to build the sources for ARM to be used inside a Windows 8 Store app.

rasharm_msft gravatar imagerasharm_msft ( 2012-12-15 22:04:52 -0500 )edit
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answered 2012-12-12 08:50:40 -0500

Hey, I'm a fellow OpenCV user, and I seem to have no trouble building with Visual Studio 2012. You just have not enough differences between Visual Studio 2010 and 2012 to provide a separate support for VS2012. Anyway, there are a few. Follow the tutorials on VS2010 from here (http://docs.opencv.org/doc/tutorials/introduction/windows_install/windows_install.html#installation-by-using-the-pre-built-libraries) and here (http://docs.opencv.org/doc/tutorials/introduction/windows_visual_studio_Opencv/windows_visual_studio_Opencv.html), and take note of the fact that you can't save induvidual property pages in VS2012 (as far as I know) as you can in VS2010. That's the one major difference I found and so you have to add libraries directories and stuff to every new OpenCV project you do with VS2012. Happy Coding!

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One major difference between 2010 and 2012 is the support for ARM in 2012. I guess that is significant enough to warrant separate support for 2012. Try building the sources for ARM using 2012 and you will see the pain I am talking about :)

rasharm_msft gravatar imagerasharm_msft ( 2012-12-15 22:04:10 -0500 )edit
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answered 2013-06-28 14:41:09 -0500

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Please try the solution given in this instructionCudaApps_With_VS2012.png (This is actually a .7z file; rename it after downloading it).Is there a better way to post these instructions?

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".Is there a better way to post these instructions?" get your own cloud storage ? github, dropbox ?

berak gravatar imageberak ( 2013-06-28 14:51:18 -0500 )edit
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