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/showIncludes (List Include Files)

Causes the compiler to output a list of the include files. Nested include files are also displayed (files that are included from the files that you include).


When an include file is encountered during compilation, a message is output, for example:

Note: including file: d:\MyDir\include\stdio.h

Nested include files are indicated by an indentation, one space for each level of nesting, for example:

Note: including file: d:\temp\1.h
Note: including file:  d:\temp\2.h

In this case, 2.h was included from within 1.h, hence the indentation.

The /showIncludes option emits to stderr, not stdout.

To set this compiler option in the Visual Studio development environment

  1. Open the project's Property Pages dialog box. For details, see How to: Open Project Property Pages.

  2. Click the C/C++ folder.

  3. Click the Advanced property page.

  4. Modify the Show Includes property.

To set this compiler option programmatically

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