Generate your Build file Specification with Build Monitor

Generate your Build file Specification with Build Monitor

Numerous managed build systems for C/C++ exist, such as Makefile, CMake, SCon, and Visual Studio.

CppDepend requires complete information on compilation and linking commands to carry out its analysis. The Build Monitor captures these commands from your build process, enabling it to generate a build file specification.

How to Use the BuildMonitor Tool?

  • Intercept commands from the command line:

    To generate a build file specification of your build process, you have to execute the following command:

    BuildMonitor64.exe -o build-command

    If you build your project like this:

    command line with 1 argument

    You have just to replace it with the following:

    command line with 2 arguments

    Notice that for Windows OS 32 bit, you have to use BuildMonitor.exe

  • Intercept commands from the IDE:

    For Windows You can also use -v switch to intercept build commands from visual editors, for example if you run this command:

    BuildMonitor64.exe -o -v devenv

    Every build started from the launched Visual Studio will be intercepted.

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