GetDataRoot

VTKExamples/Cxx/Utilities/GetDataRoot

Code

GetDataRoot.cxx

#include <vtkSmartPointer.h>
#include <vtkTesting.h>

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

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

  return EXIT_SUCCESS;
}

CMakeLists.txt

cmake_minimum_required(VERSION 2.8)

PROJECT(GetDataRoot)

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

add_executable(GetDataRoot MACOSX_BUNDLE GetDataRoot.cxx )

target_link_libraries(GetDataRoot ${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.