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Fd

Lets you specify a name for a program database (PDB) file created by the compiler.

Syntax

Linux:
None
macOS:
None
Windows:
/Fd
[:
filename
]
Arguments
filename
Is the name for the PDB file. It can include a path. If you do not specify a file extension, the extension .pdb is used.
Default
OFF
No PDB file is created unless you specify option
/Zi
. If you specify option
/Zi
and
/Fd
, the default filename is vc
x
0.pdb, where
x
represents the version of Visual C++, for example vc100.pdb.
Description
This option lets you specify a name for a program database (PDB) file that is created by the compiler.
A program database (PDB) file holds debugging and project state information that allows incremental linking of a Debug configuration of your program. A PDB file is created when you build with option
/Zi
. Option
/Fd
has no effect unless you specify option
/Zi
.