Export (0) Print
Expand All

Build and Run, Projects and Solutions, Options Dialog Box

In this dialog box, you can specify the maximum number of Visual C++ or Visual C# projects that can build at the same time, certain default build behaviors, and some build log settings. To open the Options dialog box, choose Tools, Options on the menu bar. To access this set of options, expand Projects and Solutions, and then choose Build and Run.

maximum number of parallel project builds

Specifies the maximum number of Visual C++ and Visual C# projects that can build at the same time. To optimize the build process, the maximum number of parallel project builds is automatically set to the number of CPUs of your computer. The maximum is 32.

Only build startup projects and dependencies on Run

Only the startup project and its dependencies are built if this check box is selected when you choose the F5 key; choose Debug, Start on the menu bar; or choose Build, Build on the menu bar. All projects, dependencies, and solution files are built if this check box is cleared when you choose the F5 key; choose Debug, Start on the menu bar; or choose Build, Build on the menu bar. By default, this option is cleared.

On Run, when projects are out of date
Note Note

This list applies to Visual C++ projects only.

By default, a message appears if a project configuration is out of date when you choose the F5 key or choose Debug, Start on the menu bar. You can specify whether to build the project anyway and whether the message appears. Use this option to specify whether the message appears and what the build behavior should be if the message doesn't appear.

Always build

The message box doesn't appear, and the project is built despite the out-of-date configuration. This option is set when you select the Do not show this dialog again box in the message and then choose the Yes button.

Never build

The message box doesn't appear, and the project isn't built. This option is set when you select the Do not show this dialog again box in the message and then choose the No button.

Prompt to build

Displays the message box every time that a project configuration is out of date.

On Run, when build or deployment errors occur

If build errors occur when you start a build from the Build menu, a message appears. You can specify whether to continue by starting the application and whether the message appears every time that build errors occur. Use this option to specify whether the message appears and what the behavior should be if the message doesn't appear.

Note Note

This option applies to Visual C++ projects only.

Prompt to launch

Displays a message box every time that build errors occur.

Do not launch

The message box doesn't appear, and the application isn't started. This option is set when you select the Do not show this dialog again check box in the message box and then choose the No button.

Launch old version

The message box doesn't appear, and the newly built version of the application isn't started. This option is set when you select the Do not show this dialog again check box in the message box and then choose the Yes button.

For new solutions use the currently selected project as the startup project

If this check box is selected, new solutions use the currently selected project as the startup project.

MSBuild project build output verbosity

Determines how much information appears in the Output window for the build.

MSBuild project build log file verbosity
Note Note

This option applies to Visual C++ projects only.

Determines how much information is written to the build log file, which is located at \...\ProjectName\Debug\ProjectName.log.

Show:
© 2014 Microsoft