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C++ Visual Studio Generating Code/Compiling Multiple Times

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Hi guys,

 

This is really annoying. When I clean and rebuild VS does something like this:

1>------ Rebuild All started: Project: Castle, Configuration: Debug Win32 ------

1>  StdAfx.cpp
1>  Vector.cpp

...

...

1>  Generating Code...
1>  Compiling...
1>  Bitmap.cpp

1>  Generating Code...
1>  Castle.vcxproj -> C:\Code\Projects\Castle\Debug\Castle.exe

Notice how it compiles, then generates code, then compiles (usually one or two) more files, then generates code again. Why is it doing that ? In other projects is doesn't and I can't see any difference between them, I've tried a lot of things.

Thanks.

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As far as I can tell, it batches up a handful of C++ files, then generates code for that batch all at once.  But the batch size is limited, so you see more Generating Code the larger the project is.  Nothing's going wrong.

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Hi Nypyren,

 

That seems to be exactly what's happening. Once I added another file or two I noticed it, it seemed out of the ordinary so I thought something was wrong. Thanks a lot.

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