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/showIncludes (List include files)

Causes the compiler to output a list of the include files. The option also displays nested include files, that is, the files included by the files that you include.




When the compiler comes to an include file during compilation, a message is output, as in this example:

Note: including file: d:\MyDir\include\stdio.h

Nested include files are indicated by an indentation, one space for each level of nesting, as in this example:

Note: including file: d:\temp\1.h
Note: including file:  d:\temp\2.h

In this case, 2.h was included from within 1.h, causing the indentation.

To set this compiler 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 > C/C++ > Advanced property page.

  3. Modify the Show Includes property.

To set this compiler option programmatically

See also

MSVC compiler options
MSVC compiler command-line syntax