/Zs (Syntax Check Only)

Tells the compiler to check only the syntax of the source files on the command line.

Syntax

/Zs

Remarks

When using this option, no output files are created, and error messages are written to standard output.

The /Zs option provides a quick way to find and correct syntax errors before you compile and link a source file.

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 Command Line property page.

  4. 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