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/VERBOSE (Print Progress Messages)

/VERBOSE[:ICF |:LIB |:REF |:SAFESEH]

The linker sends information about the progress of the linking session to the Output window. On the command line, the information is sent to standard output and can be redirected to a file.

Option

Description

/VERBOSE

Displays details about the linking process.

/VERBOSE:ICF

Display information about linker activity resulting from the use of /OPT:ICF.

/VERBOSE:LIB

Displays progress messages indicating just the libraries searched.

The displayed information includes the library search process and lists each library and object name (with full path), the symbol being resolved from the library, and a list of objects that reference the symbol.

/VERBOSE:REF

Display information about linker activity resulting from the use of /OPT:REF.

/VERBOSE:SAFESEH

Displays information about which modules are not compatible with safe exception handling when /SAFESEH is not specified.

To set this linker 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 Linker folder.

  3. Click the Command Line property page.

  4. Type the option into the Additional Options box.

To set this linker option programmatically

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