Programming Howto:Building and Customizing BCI2000
This tutorial walks you through the process of obtaining the BCI2000 source distribution, and using it to build and test your own custom filters, implemented in C++ inside your own custom core module. It assumes that you have a good working knowledge of the C++ language, and basic familiarity with the compiler/IDE that you are going to use.
This tutorial is a simplified version of the previous Programming Howto:Quickstart Guide, which is slightly outdated but kept in the wiki as it contains valuable suggestions and exercises.
- shows you how to install TortoiseSVN, CMake, VisualStudio, and Qt.
- explains how to obtain a BCI2000 user account.
- details the steps how to use TortoiseSVN to download the BCI2000 sourcecode.
- demonstrates how to use CMake to create a BCI2000 solution file.
- illustrates how to compile BCI2000 using VisualStudio.
- shows how to create a new BCI2000 module from a template.
- explains how to attach the VisualStudio debugger to a running module.
- explains how to halt execution of a BCI2000 module, and wait for the user to attach a debugger.
- demonstrates how to build a self-contained version of your new module.