The browse information is not available when you try to browse a symbol inside Visual C++

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SYMPTOMS
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
CAUSE
The project does not have the right settings switched on to create a browser (BSC) file.
RESOLUTION
In Visual C++ .NET, you must click to select a single project option to create the BSC file:
  1. In the Solution Explorer window, right-click the project in question (note that solutions can contain more than one project), and then click Properties.
  2. In the Property Pages dialog box, click to select the General section.
  3. Locate the Build Browser Information property in the General section, and then change the setting from No to Yes.
  4. Rebuild your project to create the BSC file.
Note 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:
  1. On the main menu, select Build/Settings.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
STATUS
This behavior is by design.
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Article ID: 158033 - Last Review: 02/28/2014 08:04:57 - Revision: 4.0

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