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  • 12/04/2020
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Build and Run a Sample Project Using the
Visual Studio*
Command Line

Intel® oneAPI Base Toolkit
If you have not already configured your development environment, go to Configure Your System then return to this page. If you have already completed the steps to configure your system, continue with the steps below.
To compile and run a sample:
  1. Locate a sample project using the oneAPI CLI Samples Browser.
  2. Build and run a sample project using
    Microsoft Build*

Download Samples using the oneAPI CLI Samples Browser

Use the oneAPI CLI Samples Browser to browse the collection of online oneAPI samples. As you browse the oneAPI samples, you can copy them to your local disk as buildable sample projects. Most oneAPI sample projects are built using Make or CMake, so the build instructions are included as part of the sample in a README file. The oneAPI CLI utility is a single-file, stand-alone executable that has no dependencies on dynamic runtime libraries.
An internet connection is required to download the samples for oneAPI toolkits. For information on how to use this toolkit offline, see Developing with Offline Systems in the Troubleshooting section.
To watch a video presentation of how to create a project with the command line, see Exploring Intel® oneAPI Samples from the Command Line.
The oneAPI CLI Samples Browser does not work with system proxy settings and does not support WPAD proxy. If you have trouble connecting from behind a proxy, please see Troubleshooting.
  1. Open a
  2. Set
    system variables by
    "C:\Program Files (x86)\Intel\oneAPI\setvars.bat"
    The command above assumes you installed to the default folder. If you customized the installation folder,
    is in your custom folder.
    script can also be managed using a configuration file. For more details, see Using a Configuration File to Manage Setvars.bat.
  3. In the same
    window, run the application :
    The oneAPI CLI menu appears:
  4. Use the up and down arrow keys to select
    Create a project
    , then press
  5. Move the arrow key down to select
    Create a project
    , then press
    . The language selection will appear. If you want to run samples from a toolkit other than the
    Intel® oneAPI Base Toolkit
    , install the domain-specific toolkit before proceeding.
  6. Select the language for your sample. For your first project, select
    , then press
    . The toolkit samples list appears.
  7. Select the
    Vector Add
    sample. Vector Add is a simple test application that will help verify that the tools are setup correctly and can access your system's GPU:
  8. After you select a sample, press
  9. Enter an absolute or a relative directory path to create your project. Provide a directory and project name. The Project Name is the name of the sample you chose in the previous step.
  10. Press
    to select Create, then press

Build and Run a Sample Using Microsoft Build*

  1. Using the same command prompt window where you ran
    , navigate to the folder where you downloaded the sample (where the .sln file is located).
  2. Build the program:
    MSBuild vector-add.sln /t:Rebuild /p:Configuration="Release"
  3. Navigate to the Release folder (example:
  4. Run the program:
message will appear.

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