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/vd (Disable Construction Displacements)


These options apply only to C++ code that uses virtual bases:

Option Description
/vd0 Suppresses the vtordisp constructor/destructor displacement member. Choose this option only if you are certain that all class constructors and destructors call virtual functions virtually.
/vd1 Enables the creation of hidden vtordisp constructor/destructor displacement members. This choice is the default.

Visual C++ implements C++ construction displacement support in situations where virtual inheritance is used. Construction displacements solve the problem created when a virtual function, declared in a virtual base and overridden in a derived class, is called from a constructor during construction of a further derived class.

The problem is that the virtual function may be passed an incorrect this pointer as a result of discrepancies between the displacements to the virtual bases of a class and the displacements to its derived classes. The solution provides a single construction displacement adjustment, called a vtordisp field, for each virtual base of a class.

By default, vtordisp fields are introduced whenever the code defines user-defined constructors and destructors and also overrides virtual functions of virtual bases.

These options affect entire source files. Use #pragma vtordisp to suppress and then re-enable vtordisp fields on a class-by-class basis.

To set this compiler option in the Visual Studio development environment

  1. Open the project's Property Pages dialog box. For details, see Setting Visual C++ Project Properties.
  2. Click the C/C++ folder.
  3. Click the Command Line property page.
  4. Type the compiler option in the Additional Options box.

To set this compiler option programmatically

See AdditionalOptions.

See Also

Compiler Options | Setting Compiler Options

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