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How to Build Basler pylon C++ Applications with Free Microsoft Visual Studio

Document number: AW000644

This application note describes how to build Basler pylon based C++ applications using free Microsoft Visual Studio. That will enable users of the Basler pylon Camera Software Suite to build their own C++ applications without the need to purchase an integrated development environment (IDE).

The following two free Microsoft Visual Studio tools are applicable to build pylon based C++ applications:

  • Microsoft Visual Studio Express 2013 for Windows Desktop
  • Microsoft Visual Studio Community
  • Choose the tool that best suits your needs.

In a step-by-step tutorial, you will learn how to build powerful Windows pylon applications. These steps include how to:

  • Install the Basler pylon Camera Software Suite SDK
  • Install the desired free Microsoft Visual Studio tool
  • Prepare the C++ projects
  • Run the project

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