VC++ Project Settings, Projects and Solutions, Options Dialog Box
This dialog box lets you define Visual C++ build and project settings related to logging, performance, and supporting file types.
To access this dialog box
On the Tools menu, click Options.
Select Projects and Solutions, and then select VC++ Project Settings.
Turns on generation of the build log file. This option generates BuildLog.htm, which can be found in the project's intermediate files directory. Every fresh build overwrites the previous BuildLog.htm file.
Turns off generation of the build log file.
Show Environment in Log
Lists environment variables in the build log file. This option specifies to echo all environment variables, during builds of Visual C++ projects, into the build log file.
Exclude environment variables from the build log file.
Turns on build timing. If selected, the time it takes for the build to complete is posted to the Output window. For more information, see Output Window.
Turns off build timing.
Maximum concurrent C++ compilations
Specifies the maximum number of CPU cores to use for parallel C++ compilation.
Extensions to Include
Specifies the file name extensions of files that can be ported into your project.
Extensions to Hide
Specifies the file name extensions of files that will not be displayed in Solution Explorer when Show All Files is enabled.
Build Customization Search Path
Specifies the list of directories that contain .rules files, which help you define build rules for your projects.
Solution Explorer Mode
Show only files in project
Configures Solution Explorer to only display files in the project.
Show all files
Configures Solution Explorer to show files in the project and files on disk in the project folder.
Enable Project Caching
Enables Visual Studio to cache project data so that when you open the project the next time, it can load that cached data rather than re-computing it from the project files. Using cached data can speed up the project load time significantly.
Do not use cached project data. Parse the project files each time the project loads.