/Wp64 (Detect 64-Bit Portability Issues)

This compiler option is obsolete. In versions of Visual Studio before Visual Studio 2013, this detects 64-bit portability problems on types that are also marked with the __w64 keyword.

Syntax

/Wp64

Remarks

By default, in versions of Visual Studio before Visual Studio 2013, the /Wp64 compiler option is off in the MSVC compiler that builds 32-bit x86 code, and on in the MSVC compiler that builds 64-bit, x64 code.

Important

The /Wp64 compiler option and __w64 keyword are deprecated in Visual Studio 2010 and Visual Studio 2012, and not supported starting in Visual Studio 2013. If you convert a project that uses this switch, the switch will not be migrated during conversion. To use this option in Visual Studio 2010 or Visual Studio 2012, you must type the compiler switch under Additional Options in the Command Line section of the project properties. If you use the /Wp64 compiler option on the command line, the compiler issues Command-Line Warning D9002. Instead of using this option and keyword to detect 64-bit portability issues, use a MSVC compiler that targets a 64-bit platform and specify the /W4 option. For more information, see Configure C++ projects for 64-bit, x64 targets.

Variables of the following types are tested on a 32-bit operating system as if they were being used on a 64-bit operating system:

  • int

  • long

  • pointer

If you regularly compile your application by using a compiler that builds 64-bit, x64 code, you can just disable /Wp64 in your 32-bit compilations because the 64-bit compiler will detect all issues. For more information about how to target a Windows 64-bit operating system, see Configure C++ projects for 64-bit, x64 targets.

To set this compiler option in the Visual Studio development environment

  1. Open the project Property Pages dialog box.

    For more information, see Set C++ compiler and build properties in Visual Studio.

  2. Click the C/C++ folder.

  3. Click the Command Line property page.

  4. Modify the Additional Options box to include /Wp64.

To set this compiler option programmatically

See also

MSVC Compiler Options
MSVC Compiler Command-Line Syntax
Configure C++ projects for 64-bit, x64 targets