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/X (Ignore Standard Include Paths)


This option prevents the compiler from searching for include files in directories specified in the PATH and INCLUDE environment variables. You can use this option with the Additional Include Directories (/Idirectory) option.

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 Preprocessor property page.
  4. Modify the Ignore Standard Include Path property.

To set this compiler option programmatically

See IgnoreStandardIncludePath Property.


In the following command, /X tells the compiler to ignore locations specified by the PATH and INCLUDE environment variables, and /I specifies the directory in which to look for include files:


See Also

Compiler Options | Setting Compiler Options