Configuration always out ofdate
Follow Up since we took this offline:
This is a known design limitation the .rc dependency scanner. If you have a
#include in the .rc file that is #ifdef out during a build, the dependency
scanner for .rc files doesn't understand compile time directives. So, if you
have an #ifdef around an include of a file that doesn't exist on your
system, it will keep rebuilding the .rc file.
If the #ifdef is needed, you can use the sysincl.dat file to tell the deps
scanner to stop looking for this file (the one in the #ifdef block). You can
look up in the VS help on "sysincl.dat" to get more details.
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> There are a few rebuild bugs in VC, but they can be worked around. They
> also been addressed in future release of VC.
> If it's the RC or MIDL file that is rebuilding, you might have the case
> where the IDL or RC file are located outside the project directory, but
> include something that is in the project directory. To correct this, and
> project dir to the list of Additional Include Directories for each file
> ('.') to the MIDL and Project properties.
> Also RC will rebuild it contains in internal binary. That is a property on
> a binary resource has the "External File" set to false. If you set this
> to true and use external files it will work around the problem.
> If you have something that is relinking every time, it might be the use of
> project macro on the "Additional Dependencies" property on the linker.
> can get around this by adding the path to the "Additional Library
> Directories" and just listing the lib on the on the "Additional
> Dependencies" prop.
> If it's not one of these cases, let me know.
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> > I have a VC6 workspace that I have converted to VC7. It contains a
> > projects (MFC app + resource dlls). In VC7 it always indicates that it
> > out of date. In other words, I can build the project without errors and
> > I go to run it, it complains that the "These project configurations are
> > of date, would you like to build them?"
> > I have been all over these projects and can't find any dependency
> > Any ideas how to solve this?
> > Thanks,
> > Bob Freeman