VTK/Examples/Cxx/Utilities/CheckVTKVersion

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This example demonstrates how to check the VTK version with vtkVersion.

CheckVTKVersion.cxx

#include <vtkVersion.h>

int main(int, char *[])
{
  std::cout << vtkVersion::GetVTKSourceVersion() << std::endl;
  std::cout << vtkVersion::GetVTKMajorVersion() << std::endl;
  std::cout << vtkVersion::GetVTKMinorVersion() << std::endl;

  return EXIT_SUCCESS;
}

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CMakeLists.txt

cmake_minimum_required(VERSION 2.8)

PROJECT(CheckVTKVersion)

find_package(VTK REQUIRED)
include(${VTK_USE_FILE})

add_executable(CheckVTKVersion MACOSX_BUNDLE CheckVTKVersion.cxx)

if(VTK_LIBRARIES)
  target_link_libraries(CheckVTKVersion ${VTK_LIBRARIES})
else()
  target_link_libraries(CheckVTKVersion vtkHybrid vtkWidgets)
endif()

Download and Build CheckVTKVersion

Click here to download CheckVTKVersion. and its CMakeLists.txt file.

Once the tarball CheckVTKVersion.tar has been downloaded and extracted,

cd CheckVTKVersion/build 
  • If VTK is installed:
cmake ..
  • If VTK is not installed but compiled on your system, you will need to specify the path to your VTK build:
cmake -DVTK_DIR:PATH=/home/me/vtk_build ..

Build the project:

make

and run it:

./CheckVTKVersion

WINDOWS USERS PLEASE NOTE: Be sure to add the VTK bin directory to your path. This will resolve the VTK dll's at run time.