/FR, /Fr (Create .Sbr File)

Creates .sbr files.





Although BSCMAKE is still installed with Visual Studio, it is no longer used by the IDE. Since Visual Studio 2008, browse and symbol information is stored automatically in a SQL Server .sdf file in the solution folder.

During the build process, the Microsoft Browse Information File Maintenance Utility (BSCMAKE) uses these files to create a .BSC file, which is used to display browse information.

/FR creates an .sbr file with complete symbolic information.

/Fr creates an .sbr file without information on local variables.

If you do not specify filename, the .sbr file gets the same base name as the source file.

/Fr is deprecated; use /FR instead. For more information, see Deprecated and Removed Compiler Options in Compiler Options Listed by Category.


Do not change the .sbr extension. BSCMAKE requires the intermediary files to have that extension.

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++ > Browse Information property page.

  3. Modify the Browse Information File or Enable Browse Information property.

To set this compiler option programmatically

See also

Output-File (/F) Options
MSVC Compiler Options
MSVC Compiler Command-Line Syntax
Specifying the Pathname