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/PDBSTRIPPED (Strip Private Symbols)
- A user-specified name for the stripped program database (PDB) that the linker creates.
The /PDBSTRIPPED option creates a second program database (PDB) file when you build your program image with any of the compiler or linker options that generate a PDB file (/DEBUG, /Z7, /Zd, or /Zi). This second PDB file omits symbols that you would not want to ship to your customers. The second PDB file will only contain:
- Public symbols
- The list of object files and the portions of the executable to which they contribute
- Frame pointer optimization (FPO) debug records used to traverse the stack
The stripped PDB file will not contain:
- Type information
- Line number information
- Per-object file CodeView symbols such as those for functions, locals, and static data
pdb_file_name is the name you specify for the stripped PDB file. The file extension is .pdb.
The full PDB file will still be generated when you use /PDBSTRIPPED.
If you do not create a PDB file, /PDBSTRIPPED is ignored.
To set this linker option in the Visual Studio development environment
- Open the project's Property Pages dialog box. For details, see Setting Visual C++ Project Properties.
- Click the Linker folder.
- Click the Debug property page.
- Modify the Strip Private Symbols property.
To set this linker option programmatically