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/VXD (Create Virtual Device Driver)

Visual Studio .NET 2003

The /VXD option creates a virtual device driver (VxD). When this option is specified, the default file name extension changes to .vxd. For details on VxDs, see the Microsoft Windows NT Device Driver Kit.

A .vxd file is not in Common Object File Format, and it cannot be used with DUMPBIN or EDITBIN. It does not contain debugging information. However, you can create a mapfile when you link a .vxd file.

A .vxd file cannot be incrementally linked.

For related information, see /EXETYPE.

To set this linker 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 Linker folder.
  3. Click the Command Line property page.
  4. Type the option into the Additional Options box.

To set this linker option programmatically

See AdditionalOptions Property.

See Also

Setting Linker Options | Linker Options