/F (Set Stack Size)

Sets the program stack size in bytes.


/F number


The stack size in bytes.


Without this option the stack size defaults to 1 MB. The number argument can be in decimal or C-language notation. The argument can range from 1 to the maximum stack size accepted by the linker. The linker rounds up the specified value to the nearest 4 bytes. The space between /F and number is optional.

You may need to increase the stack size if your program gets stack-overflow messages.

You can also set the stack size by:

  • Using the /STACK linker option. For more information, see /STACK.

  • Using EDITBIN on the .exe file. For more information, see EDITBIN Reference.

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++ > Command Line property page.

  3. Type the compiler option in the Additional Options box.

To set this compiler option programmatically

See also

MSVC Compiler Options
MSVC Compiler Command-Line Syntax