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CMake Graphical User Interface

  1. At near the top, click Browse Source...

  2. Go to and Select the folder with your CMakeList.txt file.

  3. Right below the Browse Source button, click the Browse Build.. button.

  4. Create a new folder in the folder with your CMakeList.txt file and call it build.

  5. Select the new build folder that you just created.

  6. Around the middle, click the Generate button.

  7. Select the generator you want to use. For example, if you want to use Visual Studio 2017 and compile for 64 bit Windows, use Visual Studio 15 2017 Win64.

  • If you used VCPKG, do the following:
    • Select Specify toolchain file and click Next. Enter enter [path to vcpkg]/scripts/buildsystems/vcpkg.cmake with [path to vcpkg] replaced and click Finish.
  • Otherwise, do the following:
    • Select Use default native compilers and click Finish.
  1. Wait until it's done. You can tell when it says Generating done at the bottom.