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/MIDL (Specify MIDL Command Line Options)

Specifies a response file for MIDL command line options




The name of the file that contains MIDL command line options.


All options for the conversion of an IDL file to a TLB file must be given in file; MIDL command-line options cannot be specified on the linker's command line. If /MIDL is not specified, the MIDL compiler will be invoked with only the IDL file name and no other options.

The file should contain one MIDL command-line option per line.

To set this linker option in the Visual Studio development environment

  1. Open the project's Property Pages dialog box. For details, see Set C++ compiler and build properties in Visual Studio.

  2. Select the Configuration Properties > Linker > Embedded IDL property page.

  3. Modify the MIDL Commands property.

To set this linker option programmatically

See also

MSVC linker reference
MSVC Linker Options
/IDLOUT (Name MIDL Output Files)
/IGNOREIDL (Don't Process Attributes into MIDL)
/TLBOUT (Name .TLB File)
Building an Attributed Program