Tells DUMPBIN not to load and search program database (PDB) files for symbol information.




By default, DUMPBIN attempts to load PDB files for its target executables. DUMPBIN uses this information to match addresses to symbol names. The process can be time-consuming if the PDB files are large, or must be loaded from a remote server. The /NOPDB option tells DUMPBIN to skip this step. It only prints the addresses and symbol information available in the executable.

To set the /NOPDB linker option in Visual Studio

  1. Open the Property Pages dialog box for the project. For more information, see Set C++ compiler and build properties in Visual Studio.

  2. Select the Configuration Properties > Linker > Command Line property page.

  3. In the Additional options box, add the /NOPDB option. Choose OK or Apply to save your changes.

To set this linker option programmatically

  • This option doesn't have a programmatic equivalent.

See also

DUMPBIN command line
DUMPBIN options
DUMPBIN reference