The Enable Managed Incremental Build property does not exist when you open the Project Propeties pages for a Visual C++ 2010 project

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When you open the Project Properties pages for a Microsoft Visual C++ 2010 project in the Microsoft Visual Studio 2010 IDE, the Enable Managed Incremental Build property does not exist in the General property page under the Configuration Properties node.

This issue occurs because Visual Studio 2010 does not support the Managed Incremental Build feature.

Hotfix information

A supported hotfix is available from Microsoft. However, this hotfix is intended to correct only the problem that is described in this article. Apply this hotfix only to systems that are experiencing this specific problem. This hotfix might receive additional testing. Therefore, if you are not severely affected by this problem, we recommend that you wait for the next software update that contains this hotfix.

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Note If additional issues occur or if any troubleshooting is required, you might have to create a separate service request. The usual support costs will apply to additional support questions and issues that do not qualify for this specific hotfix. For a complete list of Microsoft Customer Service and Support telephone numbers or to create a separate service request, visit the following Microsoft Web site:
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You must have Microsoft Visual Studio 2010 RTM installed to apply this hotfix.

Restart requirement

 You do not have to restart the computer after you apply the hotfix if no instance of Visual Studio is being used.

Hotfix replacement information

This hotfix does not replace any other hotfixes.

File information

The English version of this hotfix has the file attributes (or later file attributes) that are listed in the following table. The dates and times for these files are listed in Coordinated Universal Time (UTC). When you view the file information, it is converted to local time. To find the difference between UTC and local time, use the Time Zone tab in the Date and Time item in Control Panel.
File nameFile versionFile sizeDateTimePlatform,92814-Apr-2010-15:58x86
Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed in the "Applies to" section.
The Enable Managed Incremental Build property lets you specify whether you want to use incremental builds. Without incremental builds, code must be recompiled every time when a referenced assembly changes. This behavior occurs even when the change is internalized, such as when you add a comment. If you enable the Enable the Managed Incremental Build property, the compiler determines whether any changes to an assembly affect projects that depend on that assembly. The dependent project will be rebuilt only if the changes affect it.

Article ID: 982721 - Last Review: 12/12/2015 04:23:01 - Revision: 3.0

Microsoft Visual Studio 2010 Professional, Microsoft Visual Studio 2010 Ultimate

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