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HLSL Property Pages: General

To configure the following properties of the HLSL compiler (fxc.exe), use its General property page. For information about how to access the General property page in the HLSL folder, see How to: Specify Project Properties with Property Pages.

Additional Include Directories

Adds one or more directories to the include path. Use semi-colons to separate the directories.

This property corresponds to the /I[path] command-line argument.

Entrypoint Name

Specifies the entry point for the shader. By default, the value is main.

This property corresponds to the /E[name] command-line argument.

Disable Optimizations

Yes (/Od) to disable optimizations; otherwise, No. By default, the value is Yes (/Od) for Debug configurations and No for Release configurations.

The /Od command-line argument to the HLSL compiler implicitly applies the /Gfp command-line argument, but output may not be identical to output that is produced by passing both the /Od and /Gfp command-line arguments explicitly.

Enable Debugging Information

Yes (/Zi) to enable debugging information; otherwise, No. By default, the value is Yes (/Zi) for Debug configurations and No for Release configurations.

Shader Type

Specifies the kind of shader. Different kinds of shaders implement different parts of the graphics pipeline. Certain kinds of shaders are available only in more recent shader models (which are specified by the Shader Model property)—for example, compute shaders were introduced in shader model 5.

This property corresponds to the [type] portion of the /T [type]_[model] command-line argument to the HLSL compiler. The Shader Models property specifies the [model] portion of the argument.

Shader Model

Specifies the shader model. Different shader models have different capabilities. In general, more recent shader models offer expanded capabilities but require more modern graphics hardware to run the shader code. Certain kinds of shaders (which are specified by the Shader Type property) are available only in more recent shader models—for example, compute shaders were introduced in shader model 5.

This property corresponds to the [model] portion of the /T [type]_[model] command-line argument to the HLSL compiler. The Shader Type property specifies the [type] portion of the argument.

Preprocessor Definitions

Adds one or more preprocessor symbol definitions to apply to the HLSL source code file. Use semi-colons to separate the symbol definitions.

This property corresponds to the /D [definitions] command-line argument to the HLSL compiler.

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