CanvasCV: Windows installation
CanvasCV  1.0.0
Windows installation

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Build dependencies

Make sure these are installed first and that their executables are in your path:

  • cmake - should already be installed if you built OpenCV by yourself (configure OPENCV_DIR as required for build using OpenCV with cmake).
  • Visual Studio - a C++ compiler - I'm using Visual Studio 2015.
  • git (optional) - you can also download the sources from GitHub.
  • NSIS (optional) - if you want to build a package installer.


  • This should be done from a Developer Command Prompt for VS2015 (Open it from the Start menu):
REM check dependencies are in path/exist
REM ====================================
cd c:\users\sagiz
where git
where cmake
where msbuild
dir "c:\Program Files (x86)\NSIS\NSIS.exe"

REM get the sources
REM ===============
cd c:\users\sagiz
git clone
cd CanvasCV
git checkout tags/1.0.0
mkdir build
cd build

REM configure the build
REM ===================
cmake -G "Visual Studio 14 2015 Win64" -DBUILD_EXAMPLES=ON ..

REM build the sources
REM =================
msbuild ALL_BUILD.vcxproj /p:Configuration=Release

REM build the installer
REM ===================
msbuild PACKAGE.vcxproj /p:Configuration=Release

REM run the installer
REM =================