Article ID: 000030463 Content Type: Install & Setup Last Reviewed: 09/14/2021

How to Run Intel® RealSense™ SDK 2.0 Examples on Visual Studio 2017 on Windows® 10 machine?


Intel® RealSense™ D400 Series  Visual Studio* 2017/2015 Intel® RealSense™ SDK (software developer's kit) 2.0  Windows® 10 CMAKE


This article provides step-by-step instructions on how to run librealsense examples on a Windows® 10 machine with Visual Studio* 2017


I want to use the examples provided by Intel® RealSense™ SDK 2.0 (Librealsense) on Visual Studio* 2017 and I don't know how.


Please follow the below instructions in order to build from source Intel® RealSense™ SDK 2.0 (Librealsense ) on a Windows® 10 machine and run the given examples on Visual Studio* 2017.

  • Download and install CMAKE 
  • Clone or download Intel® RealSense™ SDK 2.0 sources into a local directory (C:/git/librealsense
  • Run cmake-gui and fill source code and binaries locations and press Configure
    • Where is the source code: C:/git/librealsense
    • Where to build the binariesC:/git/librealsense/build  
  • Click Generate and Open Project
  • Locate the examples required under Example solution folder
  • Right-click on one of the examples to Set up as Start Up Project
  • Press F5 to compile and run the example

For the Intel® RealSense™ SDK 2.0 build 2.17.0, please install Git. Make sure that it will get installed on C:\Program Files 
You may need to uncheck BUILD_WITH_TM2 from CMAKE GUI.

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