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VC++ Project Settings, Projects and Solutions, Options Dialog Box

This dialog box enables you to define Visual C++ project settings related to build logging and supporting file types.

To access this dialog box

  1. From the Tools menu, click Options.

  2. Click the Projects and Solutions folder.

  3. Click the VC++ Project Settings property page.

Yes

Turns on generation of the build log file. This option generates BuildLog.htm, which can be found in the project's intermediate files directory. Every fresh build overwrites the previous BuildLog.htm file.

No

Turns off generation of the build log file.

Yes

Turns on build timing. If selected, the time it takes for the build to complete is posted to the Output window. For more information, see Output Window.

No

Turns off build timing.

Specifies the extensions of files that will be built with the C or C++ compiler.

Specifies the extensions of files that will not display in Solution Explorer when the Show All Files is enabled. For more information, see Solution Explorer.

Specifies the extensions of files that can be ported into your project.

Specifies the list of directories that contain .rules files, which help you define build rules for your projects. For more information, see Rule Files.

Yes

Displays the Matching Custom Build Rule dialog box when you add a file that has an associative build rule, to your project. For more information, see Matching Custom Build Rule Dialog Box.

No

Turns off the dialog, such that when you add a file that has an associative build rule to your project, the Matching Custom Build Rule dialog box will not display.

Yes

Displays the Matching Custom Build Rule Not Found dialog box when you add a file that does not have an associative build rule, to your project. For more information, see Matching Custom Build Rule Not Found Dialog Box.

No

Turns off the dialog such that, when you add a file that does not have an associative build rule to your project, the Matching Custom Build Rule Not Found dialog box will not display.

Yes

Lists environment variables in the build log file. This option specifies to echo all environment variables, during builds of Visual C++ projects, into the build log file.

No

Exclude environment variables from the build log file.

Show only files in project

Configures Solution Explorer to only display files in the project.

Show all files

Configures Solution Explorer to show files in the project and files on disk in the project folder.

Yes

Visual C++ will perform schema validation on project, rule, property sheet, user, and platform configuration files.

No

Visual C++ will not perform schema validation on project, rule, property sheet, user, or platform configuration files.

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