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Qt 5.2 VS2010 - ‘GLES2/gl2.h’: No such file or directory

  • bq. fatal error C1083: Cannot open include file: ‘GLES2/gl2.h’: No such file or directory

    This is the error I get after trying to use QFileDialog.

    Well I got some other QFileDialog unidentified errors first, but adding...
    @#include <QtGUI>
    #include <QFileDialog>@
    ...took care of them.

    But now I have the above.

    The file is present in this folder...
    Which I have in my include directorie path, as well as just...

    The error comes from qopengl.h and is line 82...
    @# include <GLES2/gl2.h>@

    Any ideas on my mistake, and what I should try?

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    Since you are building with ANGLE, did you install the Direct X sdk ?

  • I did not, I was unaware I needed it.
    Thought I only needed that if I was compiling Qt sources.

    I'd appreciate any advice or links you might offer.

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    Indeed, sorry, I misunderstood your original post.

    You should not have this problem then

    As a workaround you can add


    To your pro file

  • I'll try that, thanks.

    First though, I'll have to figure out how to make a .pro file because there is not one (that I can see( in my solution explorer.

    Thanks for the tip, I appreciate it.

  • From the Qt5 menu in VS I selected "create basic .pro file"

    But something looks awry about the generated file.

    @# ----------------------------------------------------

    This file is generated by the Qt Visual Studio Add-in.


    TEMPLATE = app
    DESTDIR = ../Win32/Debug
    QT += core widgets gui
    CONFIG += debug
    INCLUDEPATH += ./GeneratedFiles
    MOC_DIR += ./GeneratedFiles/debug
    OBJECTS_DIR += debug
    UI_DIR += ./GeneratedFiles
    RCC_DIR += ./GeneratedFiles

    Most notably, the line "DEFINES += WIN64 QT_DLL QT_WIDGETS_LIB"

    I'm very new to Qt but I definitely not using a 64bit windows, however my CPU (AMD) is 64 bit.

  • If I add this to my existing .pro

    INCLUDEPATH += "C:/Qt/Qt5.2.0/5.2.0/msvc2010/include/QtANGLE/GLES2/gl2.h"

    Intellisense still tells me it cannot find it, and my project will not compile.

    If I add #include "C:/Qt/Qt5.2.0/5.2.0/msvc2010/include/QtANGLE/GLES2/gl2.h" to any of my project files, intellisense is happy, but project still will not compile because of same errors as above.

  • New info:

    If I use QFileDialog in Qt Creator, everything is just fine, and it compiles and runs.

    I'm sure though that it's still using the VS 2010 compiler.

  • Does this look correct, what I've added to vc++ directories -> include directories?...


  • I downloaded and installed
    Qt 5.2.0 for Windows 32-bit (VS 2010, 570 MB) (Info)

    If I get rid of that and get
    Qt 5.2.0 for Windows 32-bit (VS 2010, OpenGL, 569 MB) (Info)
    Instead, do you think this error will go away?

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    The OpenGL build will indeed not use ANGLE

  • Thanks, I'll keep it in mind if I cannot find the solution, to whatever it is I'm doing wrong.

  • Not sure if you still have the problem, but I had the same issue.

    Simple do not include QtGui and everything works fine!

  • Adding $(QTDIR)\include\QtANGLE to Project Properties->C++->General->Additional Include Directories has solved the problem for me.

  • Adding $(QTDIR)\include\QtANGLE to Project Properties->C++->General->Additional Include Directories has solved the problem for me.

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