/showIncludes (List Include Files)

Causes the compiler to output a list of the include files. Nested include files are also displayed (files that are included from the files that you include).

Syntax

/showIncludes

Remarks

When an include file is encountered during compilation, a message is output, for example:

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

Nested include files are indicated by an indentation, one space for each level of nesting, for 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, hence the indentation.

The /showIncludes option emits to stderr, not stdout.

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. Click the C/C++ folder.

  3. Click the Advanced property page.

  4. Modify the Show Includes property.

To set this compiler option programmatically

See also

MSVC Compiler Options
MSVC Compiler Command-Line Syntax