Source Search Tab

Tab Purpose and Usage | Tab Location | Tab Controls

Source Search Tab Purpose and Usage

Use this tab in the Project Properties dialog box to specify the source search locations needed to execute and analyze the target. With Visual Studio, some source locations are pre-populated from the Visual Studio startup project into the internal representation of Intel Advisor project properties, so you may not need to add new row(s).


For Threading Advisor only: Intel Advisor does not automatically populate source locations after you create a project using the Intel Advisor GUI, so you must specify one or more locations to find application annotations. View the Annotation Report to verify all project annotations are found.

Source Search Tab Location

One of the tabs in the Project Properties dialog box, which also includes:

To access this tab:

  • On Windows* OS:
    • From the Intel Advisor GUI, choose Project > Project Properties. Then click the Source Search tab.

    • From the Visual Studio* menu, choose Project > Intel Advisor 201n Project Properties... Then click the Source Search tab.

  • On Linux* OS: From the Intel Advisor GUI, choose Project > Project Properties. Then click the Source Search tab.

Source Search Tab Controls

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On a row containing Add new search location, click to browse for directories to include in the search list. You can also type directly in the row.

and buttons

Change the search order of the selected directory by moving it up or down. To select multiple rows, use the Ctrl or Shift keys.


Delete a selected directory row(s).

Search recursively checkbox

Enable to search the specified location subdirectories. To use recursive search, the lines must provide only a directory name and omit a file name. Using a recursive search for multiple directories may slow processing and could lead to unexpected results.

Mask text box

Specify the file name mask pattern(s) to ignore (skip) using wildcard characters, such as an asterisk (*). For example, you can skip certain file suffixes.

File text box

Specify the file(s) to ignore (skip) using an absolute path.

To delete a row, use the button.

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