CMakeGraphVizOptions

The builtin graphviz support of CMake.

Variables specific to the graphviz support

CMake can generate graphviz files, showing the dependencies between the targets in a project and also external libraries which are linked against. When CMake is run with the –graphviz=foo option, it will produce

  • a foo.dot file showing all dependencies in the project
  • a foo.dot.<target> file for each target, file showing on which other targets the respective target depends
  • a foo.dot.<target>.dependers file, showing which other targets depend on the respective target

This can result in huge graphs. Using the file CMakeGraphVizOptions.cmake the look and content of the generated graphs can be influenced. This file is searched first in ${CMAKE_BINARY_DIR} and then in ${CMAKE_SOURCE_DIR}. If found, it is read and the variables set in it are used to adjust options for the generated graphviz files.

GRAPHVIZ_GRAPH_TYPE

The graph type

  • Mandatory : NO
  • Default : “digraph”
GRAPHVIZ_GRAPH_NAME

The graph name.

  • Mandatory : NO
  • Default : “GG”
GRAPHVIZ_GRAPH_HEADER

The header written at the top of the graphviz file.

  • Mandatory : NO
  • Default : “node [n fontsize = “12”];”
GRAPHVIZ_NODE_PREFIX

The prefix for each node in the graphviz file.

  • Mandatory : NO
  • Default : “node”
GRAPHVIZ_EXECUTABLES

Set this to FALSE to exclude executables from the generated graphs.

  • Mandatory : NO
  • Default : TRUE
GRAPHVIZ_STATIC_LIBS

Set this to FALSE to exclude static libraries from the generated graphs.

  • Mandatory : NO
  • Default : TRUE
GRAPHVIZ_SHARED_LIBS

Set this to FALSE to exclude shared libraries from the generated graphs.

  • Mandatory : NO
  • Default : TRUE
GRAPHVIZ_MODULE_LIBS

Set this to FALSE to exclude module libraries from the generated graphs.

  • Mandatory : NO
  • Default : TRUE
GRAPHVIZ_EXTERNAL_LIBS

Set this to FALSE to exclude external libraries from the generated graphs.

  • Mandatory : NO
  • Default : TRUE
GRAPHVIZ_IGNORE_TARGETS

A list of regular expressions for ignoring targets.

  • Mandatory : NO
  • Default : empty
GRAPHVIZ_GENERATE_PER_TARGET

Set this to FALSE to exclude per target graphs foo.dot.<target>.

  • Mandatory : NO
  • Default : TRUE
GRAPHVIZ_GENERATE_DEPENDERS

Set this to FALSE to exclude depender graphs foo.dot.<target>.dependers.

  • Mandatory : NO
  • Default : TRUE