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Properties dialog box

You can customize project settings using the Properties dialog box.

To access the Properties dialog box select a project and then select Properties... from the Project menu. Changes to the customized settings are saved in the project folder in your workspace. You can also customize the C/C++ properties for a single file for example, if you want to apply a specific compiler option to a file during the build.


If you specify different options for a single file, it overrides the options specified in the project configuration panels that apply to all related source files.

The contents of the properties hierarchy tree for a project include the following:

Displays the resource location, modification state, and file type.
Controls builders available for the selected project.
C/C++ Build
Controls the environment, build, and tool chain settings for the active configuration.
C/C++ General
Controls documentation, file types, indexer and path/symbol settings.
Project References
Controls project dependencies.

For more information on the other options not listed here, use the dynamic help.

Project properties dialog box