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This guide demonstrates how to download, compile from source, build and use the fltk version 1.
Fast Light Toolkit
This is actually the second guid I am doing for installing fltk I got some feedback from fltk. So this is what I did here, hope this works for you:. I used winRar to extract fltk Go to your extracted fltk In my case C: Visual Studio Community will open, and ask you if you want to update the files. Right-click the demo solution file.
Click on Set as StartUp Project. After a couple of moments your Output window shows Build: Press F5 on your keyboard. Or the playbutton on top of your canvas Local Windows Debugger. Flttk far so good. You should get two windows, one console window and another one showing the fltk-test layout. Now change the Debug mode to Release mode on the top left corner of your Visual Studio window. Or the playbutton on top of your canvas Local Windows Debugger to run your project.
You should now see the fltk-test layout and no console window. Done compiling and test-running. Now lets setup a new project and see if Visual Studio Community is able to locate and use the files we just copied over.
The following Properties setup needs to be done for every new fltk project you are creating! I will tell you later to come back to this point. Then go to your top navigation bar and click Project and in the drop-down menu Properties. Now go to System. Adding include and ftlk paths to your Visual Studio project.
Now you need to make sure Visual Studio and your fltk I tested everything beforehand therefor the entries I made were already implemented, I just walked my steps back and took pictures of everything. So in your case fields for the directories might be empty or look different. Now, make a new entry and fill in the native lib folder in your fltk Accept your entry and click OK.
If you have done everything I told you so far your project should compile and run and show something like this: Flhk is how to fix this: If everything works for you just fine, please skip ahead!
Double click the error message in your errors tab, the x. H file will open in Visual Studio Community as rltk new tab, if not go 13. your External Dependencies folder in your Solution Explorer within Visual Studio and look for the file manually and open it. As you may notice already, the errors will be underlined in curly red. Safe the file and you should be good to go, now: Hit F5 to test-run the project and it should look like this:.
Great, now go back to your Properties — Project and Properties. And chose from the Configuration Release. On the left hand side to Linker and then to Inputjust like you did before. Click on the drop-down arrow to show the Additional Dependencies menu and select Edit.
Copy paste the following entries into the empty field I filled them out already, Note: Since this is the Release Category there is no d for debug in the. Apply your changes and exit your Properties window with OK.
Now change the Solution Configurations to Release. And run your project by pressing F5 on your keyboard, or the playbutton on the top of your canvas Local Windows Debugger. If everything went well you should be able to look at something like this application window with the fltk-interface and no console window:.
If you got to this point: Congratulations, you made it!
For vltk ever was interested in just getting the fltk Safe your fltk test-project and create a new project. Go to Project and Properties and setup your project in the exact same way we did with our fltk test-project above. Now this time, we have flttk add a couple of header files from Bjarne Stroustrup, and also some additional.
Download it and copy it in your project folder in my case: As well as the following header files: Add an Existing Item. Once you added all your header files the Header Files folder should look like this:. Now also add the. Your Source Files folder should look rltk this:. Your project directory folder and your Solution Explorer in Visual Studio should look like this:. The last cltk you have flti make is in Graph. Now safe all your files and run your project.
I like to just hit F5. If everything goes right and you were able to follow my instructions you should be able to see the following:.
If you made it so far and everything worked out I am very happy I could help you. At this point I should mention Benjamin Wuethrich. I followed his tutorial on installing and using fltk on Visual Studio and with the help of a bunch of other peoples forum posts and other informations I was able to transfer the knowledge to make it happen on Visual Studio Community.
So thanks to Benjamin Wuethrich. His tutorial for Visual Studio can be found here.
Thank you for going through this with me, if you have any questions I am very happy to help. Also if you have any suggestions for improvement, please let me know. View all posts by bumpyroadtocode. The first part works great, but step 4: I ffltk 27 errors, like: Thanks for trying to get things to run with my guide.
I am not sure though what the problem is. Are you sure you downloaded the right version of fltk? I can not even find a folder called X11 or a Xlib.
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Did you setup your newly created project at point flti exactly the same way as the previous project? Let me know how everything goes. I will spin up a virtual machine over the weekend and try to bump into your problem, hope I can help better then. Good luck, and let me know how everything went. I ran into the exact same problem and found the cause of it too.
When creating a new project: I got it to work now after reinstalling it, not sure what was wrong but its working! Thanks so much for your guide, really helpful! But I guess your issues are solved!
How to install and use fltk in Visual Studio [complete guide] – bumpy road to code
Which VS Community workload did you install? Universal Windows Platform Development? I then get the same exact errors you mentioned in your first post! Hi Travis, this is the most frustrating thing on the planet. I will fix the guide tomorrow, but for now I can tell you what flhk need to do: I rarely leave comments on any page but I have no choice but to make an exception with this post.
The guide is clear, precise and more importantly, it works! Thanks again for your work! You made my day. Really happy it helped you getting things going! Hey, I wanted to thank you for this guide.