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Azure Kinect DK Code Samples Repository

This GitHub repository contains code samples that demonstrate how to use Microsoft's Azure Kinect DK Sensor and Body Tracking SDKs.

For more information about the Azure Kinect DK and available documentation, see [] (

Each sample includes a README file that explains how to run and use the sample.

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Due to the samples being provided from various sources they may only build for Windows or Linux. To keep the barrier for adding new samples low we only require that the sample works in one place.


If the project has Visual Studio solution open it and build. CMake is not currently supported for Windows, though we support the community expanding on this.


For building with Linux, CMake is used. Build from a git clone, we do not support building from a ZIP file.

Install the prerequisites

apt install libk4abt1.1-dev
apt install libxi-dev

From the root of the git project

mkdir build
cd build
cmake .. -GNinja

Microsoft Code of Conduct

This project has adopted the Microsoft Open Source Code of Conduct. For more information see the Code of Conduct FAQ or contact with any additional questions or comments.


MIT License