Save Preferences

Visual Studio 6.0

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You can set save preferences — such as whether to be prompted before saving a file — in the Options dialog box. By default, the Text editor saves all changed files before building an application. The following table lists the save preferences.

Save Option Description
Save before running tools Saves files before you build a project or run a build utility such as NMAKE.
Prompt before saving files Confirms (with a dialog box prompt) that you want to save files.
Automatic reload of externally modified files Automatically reloads externally modified files that have been loaded (but not yet changed) by the editor.

To change the save options

  1. From the Tools menu, choose Options.

  2. Select the Editor tab.

  3. Select any of the Save options.

  4. Click OK.