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General Information

Aurora Vision Library Lite is designed to be used as a part of C++ projects developed with Microsoft Visual Studio in versions 2015-2019.

Creating a New Project

Microsoft Visual Studio 2015, 2017 and 2019

Aurora Vision Library Lite is provided with a project template. To create a new project using Aurora Vision Library Lite, start Microsoft Visual Studio and choose the File | New | Project... command. The template called AVL 5.3 Project is available in the tab Installed | Templates | Other Languages | Visual C++.

Required Project Settings

All projects that use Aurora Vision Library Lite need some specific values of the compiler and linker settings. If you want to use the Library in your existing project or you are manually configuring a new project, please apply the settings listed below:

  • Configuration Properties | General
    • Character Set should be set to Use Unicode Character Set.
  • Configuration Properties | C/C++
    • General
      • Additional Include Directories should contain the $(AVL_LITE_PATH5_3)\include\ path.
  • Configuration Properties | Linker
    • General
      • Additional Library Directories should contain the proper path to directory containing the AVL_Lite.lib file. The proper path is $(AVL_LITE_PATH5_3)\lib\$(PlatformName)\ .
    • Input
      • Additional Dependencies should contain AVL_Lite.lib file.
  • Configuration Properties | Build Events
    • Post-Build Event
      • Command Line should contain copy "$(AVL_LITE_PATH5_3)\bin\$(PlatformName)\AVL_Lite.dll" "$(OutDir)" call. This setting is not mandatory, but the application using Aurora Vision Library Lite requires an access to the AVL_Lite.dll file and this is the easiest way to fulfill this requirement.

Including Headers

Every source code file that uses Aurora Vision Library Lite needs the #include <AVL_Lite.h> directive. A proper path to the AVL_Lite.h file is set in the settings of the compiler (described above), so there is no need to use the full path in the directive.

Distributing Aurora Vision Library Lite with Your Application

Once the application is ready, it is time for preparing a distribution package or an installer. The final executable file of the application needs to have access to the proper version (used by Win32 or x64 configuration) of the AVL_Lite.dll file. Typically, the AVL_Lite.dll file should be placed in the same directory as the executable.

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