CustomDenseArray

VTKExamples/Cxx/Utilities/CustomDenseArray

Description

The only thing you have to do to enable your class to work with vtkDenseArray is add a single line:

operator vtkVariant() const { return vtkVariant(); }

Question

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Code

CustomDenseArray.cxx

#include <vtkSmartPointer.h>
#include <vtkDenseArray.h>

struct Point
{
  double x,y;

  operator vtkVariant() const { return vtkVariant(); }
};

int main(int, char *[])
{
  Point point;
  point.x = 1.0;
  point.y = 2.0;

  std::cout << point.x << " " << point.y << std::endl;

  vtkSmartPointer<vtkDenseArray<Point> > array = 
    vtkSmartPointer<vtkDenseArray<Point> >::New();
  array->Resize(5,5);

  array->SetValue(4,4, point);

  Point retrievedPoint = array->GetValue(4,4);
  std::cout << retrievedPoint.x << " " << retrievedPoint.y << std::endl;

  return EXIT_SUCCESS;
}

CMakeLists.txt

cmake_minimum_required(VERSION 3.3 FATAL_ERROR)

project(CustomDenseArray)

find_package(VTK COMPONENTS 
  vtkCommonCore QUIET)
if (NOT VTK_FOUND)
  message("Skipping CustomDenseArray: ${VTK_NOT_FOUND_MESSAGE}")
  return ()
endif()
message (STATUS "VTK_VERSION: ${VTK_VERSION}")
if (VTK_VERSION VERSION_LESS "8.90.0")
  # old system
  include(${VTK_USE_FILE})
  add_executable(CustomDenseArray MACOSX_BUNDLE CustomDenseArray.cxx )
  target_link_libraries(CustomDenseArray PRIVATE ${VTK_LIBRARIES})
else ()
  # include all components
  add_executable(CustomDenseArray MACOSX_BUNDLE CustomDenseArray.cxx )
  target_link_libraries(CustomDenseArray PRIVATE ${VTK_LIBRARIES})
  # vtk_module_autoinit is needed
  vtk_module_autoinit(
    TARGETS CustomDenseArray
    MODULES ${VTK_LIBRARIES}
    )
endif () 

Download and Build CustomDenseArray

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

cd CustomDenseArray/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:

./CustomDenseArray

WINDOWS USERS

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