I am using CMake 2.8 under Windows XP and want to generate a Visual Studio 2008 solution file which contains Release and Debug configurations for both Win32 and x64.
Can this be done by setting a CMake configuration variable in the
The CMakeLists is not where you specify the generator ( makefile, XCode, Visual Studio ) for a project. The generator is specified when a user runs CMake on your source.
You should produce a solution file under a console with CMake.exe.
CMake -G "Visual Studio 9 2008" (The directory which contains your CMakeLists.txt file)// This is for X86.
CMake -G "Visual Studio 9 2008 Win64" (The directory which contains your CMakeLists.txt file)// This is for X64.
You should definitely use batch scripts to automate these kind of processes. I share simplified version of my own builder script with you. My own environment is much more complicated hence I wrote this script for you for using easily.
Its usage is pretty basic.
builder . -64bit -Debug
Means source code is in the current directory and compilation configuration is 64bit Debug version.
You only need to change global configuration variables in the script which point visual studio directory and cmake directory.
rem ===== Usage
rem builder c:\workspace\project1 -32bit -Release
rem builder . -64bit -Debug
rem Global configuration variables. Should be update based on your system
SET VISUAL_STUDIO_9_HOME=c:\Program Files\Microsoft Visual Studio 9.0
SET CMAKE_HOME=c:\Documents and Settings\stumk\My Documents\toolkit\cmake
rem First parameter is project folder path
rem Add executables into path
rem Only add them once
if NOT DEFINED SETENV SET SETENV=0
if %SETENV% EQU 0 SET PATH=%CMAKE_HOME%\bin;%VISUAL_STUDIO_9_HOME%\Common7\Tools;%PATH%
rem Go to project director
rem Create build folder, don't mess the source code with visual studio project files
rem Go to build folder
rem Set visual studio environment variables
rem Second parameter defines 32 bit or 64 bit compilation
if "%2"=="-32bit" (
cmake.exe .. -G "Visual Studio 9 2008"
if "%2"=="-64bit" (
cmake.exe .. -G "Visual Studio 9 2008 Win64"
rem Third parameter defines debug or release compilation
if "%3"=="-Debug" (
cmake.exe --build . --target ALL_BUILD --config Debug
if "%3"=="-Release" (
cmake.exe --build . --target ALL_BUILD --config Release
rem Go to source code directory and finalize script