/VERBOSE (Print Progress Messages)

 

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VERBOSE[:{ICF|INCR|LIB|REF|SAFESEH|UNUSEDLIBS}]

  
## Remarks  
 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 that results from the use of [/OPT:ICF](../Topic/-OPT%20\(Optimizations\).md).|  
|/VERBOSE:INCR|Displays information about the incremental link process.|  
|/VERBOSE:LIB|Displays progress messages that indicate just the libraries searched.<br /><br /> 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|Displays information about linker activity that results from the use of [/OPT:REF](../Topic/-OPT%20\(Optimizations\).md).|  
|/VERBOSE:SAFESEH|Displays information about modules that are not compatible with safe exception handling when [/SAFESEH](../Topic/-SAFESEH%20\(Image%20has%20Safe%20Exception%20Handlers\).md) is not specified.|  
|/VERBOSE:UNUSEDLIBS|Displays information about any library files that are unused when the image is created.|  
  
### 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](../Topic/Working%20with%20Project%20Properties.md).  
  
2.  Expand the **Linker** folder.  
  
3.  Select the **Command Line** property page.  
  
4.  Add the option to the **Additional Options** box.  
  
### To set this linker option programmatically  
  
-   See [ShowProgress](assetId:///P:Microsoft.VisualStudio.VCProjectEngine.VCLinkerTool.ShowProgress?qualifyHint=False&autoUpgrade=True).  
  
## See Also  
 [Setting Linker Options](../Topic/Setting%20Linker%20Options.md)   
 [Linker Options](../Topic/Linker%20Options.md)


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