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GetDataRoot

vtk-examples/Cxx/Utilities/GetDataRoot

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Code

GetDataRoot.cxx

#include <vtkNew.h>
#include <vtkTesting.h>

int main(int, char *[])
{
  // Locate VTK_DATA_ROOT
  vtkNew<vtkTesting> testHelper;
  std::string dataRoot = testHelper->GetDataRoot();

  std::cout << "dataRoot: " << dataRoot << std::endl;

  return EXIT_SUCCESS;
}

CMakeLists.txt

cmake_minimum_required(VERSION 3.12 FATAL_ERROR)

project(GetDataRoot)

find_package(VTK COMPONENTS 
  CommonCore
  TestingRendering
)

if (NOT VTK_FOUND)
  message(FATAL_ERROR "GetDataRoot: Unable to find the VTK build folder.")
endif()

# Prevent a "command line is too long" failure in Windows.
set(CMAKE_NINJA_FORCE_RESPONSE_FILE "ON" CACHE BOOL "Force Ninja to use response files.")
add_executable(GetDataRoot MACOSX_BUNDLE GetDataRoot.cxx )
  target_link_libraries(GetDataRoot PRIVATE ${VTK_LIBRARIES}
)
# vtk_module_autoinit is needed
vtk_module_autoinit(
  TARGETS GetDataRoot
  MODULES ${VTK_LIBRARIES}
)

Download and Build GetDataRoot

Click here to download GetDataRoot and its CMakeLists.txt file. Once the tarball GetDataRoot.tar has been downloaded and extracted,

cd GetDataRoot/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:

./GetDataRoot

WINDOWS USERS

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