The browse information is not available when you try to browse a symbol inside Visual C++
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When your project is loaded and you try to browse a symbol inside the Visual C++ IDE, you receive the following error message:
No Browse Information is available
or, in earlier versions of Visual C++:
Browse information is not available for this project
The project does not have the right settings switched on to create a browser (BSC) file.
In Visual C++ .NET, you must click to select a single project option to create the BSC file:
- In the Solution Explorer window, right-click the project in question (note that solutions can contain more than one project), and then click Properties.
- In the Property Pages dialog box, click to select the General section.
- Locate the Build Browser Information property in the General section, and then change the setting from No to Yes.
- Rebuild your project to create the BSC file.
For more information about how to build a .bsc file in Visual C++ 2005, visit the following Microsoft Web site:
In earlier versions of Visual C++, you must click to select two check boxes in the build settings:
- On the main menu, select Build/Settings.
- Select the C/C++ tab. Select the Generate browse info box. This tells the compiler to generate an intermediate SBR file for each source file.
- Select the Browse Info tab. Select the Build browse info file box. This invokes the BSCMAKE utility when a project is built to generate a BSC file.
This behavior is by design.
Article ID: 158033 - Last Review: 02/28/2014 08:04:57 - Revision: 4.0
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