VTK/Examples/Cxx/Utilities/VersionMacros

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VersionMacros.cxx

#include <vtkPolyData.h>
#include <vtkVersion.h> // NOTE: without this include, the VTK_[]_VERSION are not defined!

// These functions allow you to output the version defines at compile time
#define STR(x) STR2(x)
#define STR2(x) #x

int main(int, char *[])
{
  #if VTK_MAJOR_VERSION>5 || (VTK_MAJOR_VERSION==5 && VTK_MINOR_VERSION>4)
    #pragma message(STR(VTK_MAJOR_VERSION))
  #endif

  return EXIT_SUCCESS;
}

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CMakeLists.txt

cmake_minimum_required(VERSION 2.8)

PROJECT(VersionMacros)

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

add_executable(VersionMacros MACOSX_BUNDLE VersionMacros.cxx)

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

Download and Build VersionMacros

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

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

cd VersionMacros/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:

./VersionMacros

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.