PCL and Windows 10 App

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PCL and Windows 10 App

jbienz
Hello everyone. I'm a long time app developer but usually in managed languages. It's been a while since I've done anything serious in C++ but looks like it's time for me to roll up my sleeves.

I am hoping to use the PCL library in a Windows 10 store app, but I know store apps have a somewhat limited subset of APIs available from the full Win32 set. I'm wondering if PCL requires any Win32 APIs or if it uses only basic C++ types and functions.

The starting page for the supported APIs is here:

https://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/windows/apps/br205757.aspx

And the alphabetical list of supported Win32 and COM APIs is here:

https://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/windows/apps/dn424765.aspx

Has anyone looked into this? Does it seem possible to compile PCL for the Windows Store?

Thanks!
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jbienz wrote
Hello everyone. I'm a long time app developer but usually in managed languages. It's been a while since I've done anything serious in C++ but looks like it's time for me to roll up my sleeves.

I am hoping to use the PCL library in a Windows 10 store app, but I know store apps have a somewhat limited subset of APIs available from the full Win32 set. I'm wondering if PCL requires any Win32 APIs or if it uses only basic C++ types and functions.

The starting page for the supported APIs is here:

https://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/windows/apps/br205757.aspx

And the alphabetical list of supported Win32 and COM APIs is here:

https://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/windows/apps/dn424765.aspx

Has anyone looked into this? Does it seem possible to compile PCL for the Windows Store?

Thanks!
PCL is primarily used on Linux systems, so there are certainly no dependencies on Windows-specific APIs. It's all generic C++.

The only exception might be if you want to use specific sensor drivers, but it's often not clear how they work and would just have to be tested.