glad VS opengl-imgui-cmake-template

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Multi-Language Vulkan/GL/GLES/EGL/GLX/WGL Loader-Generator based on the official specs. (by Dav1dde)


👾 template repo for getting started with opengl together with imgui using cmake (by dcronqvist)
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glad opengl-imgui-cmake-template
17 1
2,279 0
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3.9 3.4
19 days ago 6 months ago
Python C++
GNU General Public License v3.0 or later MIT License
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Posts with mentions or reviews of glad. We have used some of these posts to build our list of alternatives and similar projects. The last one was on 2021-11-20.
  • opengl bindings
    2 projects | | 20 Nov 2021
    There is a glad rework (glad2) which also has a generator for Rust: (note the glad2 branch). There is also a quick glfw + glad example.
  • Using DirectX in C
    1 project | | 15 Nov 2021
    GLAD is typically recommended over GLEW these days. The site just generates a pair of .c/.h files which you include in your project.
  • how to compile opengl file on linux?
    1 project | | 8 Aug 2021
  • Hey, I want start
    6 projects | | 1 Aug 2021
    I would suggest using GLFW and Glad with C++ and use LearnOpenGL as a refrence
  • How do you use OpenGL without glew or any other libraries?
    5 projects | | 28 Jun 2021
    With all that being said, I don't actually recommend that you do this. GLAD for example lets you select what you want to load specifically and will generate a single glad.c and glad.h pair which is very lightweight (it will also include the required Khronos headers that you'll need). If you really want you can poke around and modify these files later, but I see no reason why you wouldn't want to use it.
  • How do I get OpenGL working in a c++ vscode project?
    6 projects | | 3 Jun 2021
    I only remember how for mingw64, but its probably a similar process. 1 - Compile glfw in cmake, build it with vstudio (this makes two .h files if im not wrong). 2 - use this to get a glad.h file: 3 - Put all the .h files in your project folder (or in the mingw include folder) 4 - You need to link some libraries in the tasks.json file (if you dont have one search it up) Here's the ones I have linked:
  • GLAD generator seems to be down
    2 projects | | 2 May 2021
    It seems like they have moved to https. Using works for me. After generating it also points to the http version of the site. Replacing http with https worked for me and I can download the zip file.
    2 projects | | 2 May 2021
    Just recently I needed GLAD also and I noticed it too was "down" (i could reach the site but not download anything). I attempted to use glad2 but either missing something or too tired and had some issues with it. The solution was to just download the source and follow the instructions on Github to run the python tool command line to generate the config I wanted. If you get stuck here is an example of the command I used.
  • Advanced 2d topics
    4 projects | | 30 Mar 2021
    GLAD ( is a very good OpenGL function/extension library.
  • C++ OpenGL full setup on Arch Linux
    3 projects | | 11 Mar 2021
    glad folder is downloaded form here which has include and src folder which I have not touched. I just created CMakeLists.txt file in that directory.


Posts with mentions or reviews of opengl-imgui-cmake-template. We have used some of these posts to build our list of alternatives and similar projects. The last one was on 2021-06-03.

What are some alternatives?

When comparing glad and opengl-imgui-cmake-template you can also consider the following projects:

GLFW - A multi-platform library for OpenGL, OpenGL ES, Vulkan, window and input

glew-cmake - GLEW(, source updated nightly) with Cmake and pre-generated sources

LearnOpenGL - Code repository of all OpenGL chapters from the book and its accompanying website

ImGuizmo - Immediate mode 3D gizmo for scene editing and other controls based on Dear Imgui

python-project-template - DO NOT FORK, CLICK ON "Use this template" - A github template to start a Python Project - this uses github actions to generate your project based on the template.

OpenGL-Registry - OpenGL, OpenGL ES, and OpenGL ES-SC API and Extension Registry

CudaText - Cross-platform text editor, written in Lazarus

imgui - Dear ImGui: Bloat-free Graphical User interface for C++ with minimal dependencies

cpp-lit - Time to #include standard library and other C++ headers.