# How to add qrc (resource) folder on CMAKE for catkin workspace

I have been trying to include in my CMAKE file a resource folder. Contrarily to a typical folder, this is a catkin_ws, and that is why I am having a bit of difficulties: Project compiles but when I launch the GUI, there are no icons, which means that catkin does not see correctly the resource folder:

Belwo is my CMAKE file:

cmake_minimum_required(VERSION 2.8.3)
project(project)
find_package(catkin REQUIRED COMPONENTS
roscpp
pcl_conversions
pcl_ros
std_msgs
lidar_boat_detection
rviz
)

###
### QT
###
set(CMAKE_AUTOMOC ON)
set(CMAKE_AUTORCC ON)

set(CMAKE_INCLUDE_CURRENT_DIR ON)

find_package(Qt5Widgets REQUIRED)
find_package(Qt5PrintSupport)
#find all the qt UI stuff
file(GLOB UI
"src/filterPCDInterface/*.ui"
)

qt5_wrap_ui (MB_UI_HDRS  ${UI}) # Generate resources qt5_add_resources(RESOURCES_RCC${RESOURCE})

include_directories(include ${catkin_INCLUDE_DIRS}) file(GLOB SRCS "src/filterPCDInterface/*.h" "src/filterPCDInterface/*.cpp" "src/filterPCDInterface/*.hpp" ) file(GLOB QT_SRCS "src/filterPCDInterface/*.h" "src/filterPCDInterface/*.cpp" "src/filterPCDInterface/*.hpp" ) ## Declare a catkin package catkin_package() add_executable(filterpcdinterface${MB_UI_HDRS} ${QT_SRCS}${SRCS} ${RESOURCE}) target_link_libraries(filterpcdinterface Qt5::Widgets Qt5::PrintSupport Qt5::Core${catkin_LIBRARIES} \${PCL_LIBRARIES} )


My res.qrc is the one below:

<RCC>
<qresource prefix="/icons">
<file>down-arrow.png</file>
<file>leftArrow.png</file>
<file>rightArrow.png</file>
<file>uoArrow.png</file>
</qresource>
</RCC>


Also below is a print screen of my resource file:

Below also how my node folder. In order to get to the icons the path is src/folderA/qrc/icons.png

What I have done so far:

1) I found a very useful source that really helped to set almost all the project and the related catkin_ws. I also followed what was said in the post but still catkin_make does not see the resource file. It compiles but when I launch the GUI, there are no icons.

2) Also I came across this additional source which was useful but still not able to solve the problem I have.

Please point to the right direction to solve this issue.

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