/INCLUDE (Force Symbol References)
Specifies a symbol to be added to the symbol table.
The /INCLUDE option tells the linker to add a specified symbol to the symbol table.
To specify multiple symbols, type a comma (,), a semicolon (;), or a space between the symbol names. On the command line, specify /INCLUDE:
symbol once for each symbol.
The linker resolves
symbol by adding the object that contains the symbol definition to the program. This feature is useful for including a library object that otherwise would not be linked to the program.
Specifying a symbol with this option overrides the removal of that symbol by /OPT:REF.
To set this linker option in the Visual Studio development environment
Open the project's Property Pages dialog box. For details, see Set C++ compiler and build properties in Visual Studio.
Click the Linker folder.
Click the Input property page.
Modify the Force Symbol References property.
To set this linker option programmatically