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Matching Custom Build Rule Not Found Dialog Box 

This dialog box helps you add custom build rules, which are defined in Rule Files, to your C++ projects.

When you add a file to your project, the project system scans Rule File Search Paths for custom build rules that match the file's extension. If you add a file to a project that does not have a matching custom build rule that specifies how the project system should build that type of file, then this dialog box will appear.


Enables you to create new custom build rules. Click this option to open the New Rule File Dialog Box.


Closes this dialog box. The build process will ignore files that do not have a build rules associated with their file extension.

Do not show this again

Sets the Visual Studio integrated development environment (IDE) to no longer display this dialog box. If you select this option, then you can set the Show "No Build Rule" Dialog property in the VC++ Project Settings, Projects and Solutions, Options Dialog Box to Yes, to undo this behavior.

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