Using ITK in Qt Creator issue

  • Hello,

    I've searched here and there, followed suggstion on itk-users mailing list but itkImage.h header is still not found.

    I compiled and installed latest ITK (4.5.1), using MSVC 2010 64bit compiler. I created a plain C++ project and copied code for ITK Hello World program.

    Thanks for your help.

    Qt Creator project file:

    main.cpp :

    Compilation result :

  • Lifetime Qt Champion


    Maybe a stupid question but: is itkImage.h really in C:/ITK/include/ITK-4.5 and not in a further subdirectory ?

  • Well, before giving up and switch to CMakeLists.txt format...

    After compiling VTK, ITK with vtkGlue enabled, I still have troubles, and yes file is where stated, SGaist.

    @ITKCommon-4.5.lib(itkDynamicLoader.obj):-1: error: LNK2019: unresolved external symbol "public: static struct HINSTANCE__ * cdecl itksys::DynamicLoader::OpenLibrary(char const *)" (?OpenLibrary@DynamicLoader@itksys@@SAPEAUHINSTANCE@@PEBD@Z) referenced in function "public: static struct HINSTANCE__ * cdecl itk::DynamicLoader::OpenLibrary(char const *)" (?OpenLibrary@DynamicLoader@itk@@SAPEAUHINSTANCE@@PEBD@Z)@

    File not found: ITKCommon-4.5.lib(itkDynamicLoader.obj)

    It’s really strange because I didn’t modify the directories paths and the files are there as expected.

    My .pro file, again:


    Pass information to Qmake (include path)

    INCLUDEPATH += $$PWD/../../../../../../ITK/include/ITK-4.5
    DEPENDPATH += $$PWD/../../../../../../ITK/include/ITK-4.5

    Pass information to Qmake (lib path)

    #QMAKE_LIBDIR += \



    Pass information to Qmake (link against)

    win32: LIBS += -L$$PWD/../../../../../../ITK/lib/
    [… list of libs]

    My ITK folder is in C:
    $$PWD shoud refer to C:\Dev\Projects\MyProject\HelloItk\qmake\HelloItk folder where I have the .pro file.
    So why are there 6 “../” instructions in path to climb up, rather than 5 ones ? If I put only 5 “../”, it won’t find itkImage.h.

    I guess I have libs references not in correct order.

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    Something's not clear, do you have both symbols and library not found ? Or only symbols ?

    Also, you should rather give the absolute path to ITK rather than relative, it will be cleaner and you'll be sure to point to the correct folders

  • I may give a new try soon, will keep you posted.

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