Visual Studio 2003 keeps rebuilding the entire solution
Posted on 2006-07-06
I'm developing a C++ project in Visual Studio 2003. The solution I have consists of four projects:
gui, console, core (static library) and xml (static library)
The dependencies are: ("->" = depends on)
gui, console -> core
core -> xml
Everything was going along without problems until, suddenly, the development enviroment started insisting on rebuilding the entire solution everytime I made the slightest change in any project. Actually I don't even have to make any changes, it wants me to rebuild anyway, picture the following scenario:
I want to run gui application (i have it marked as the startup project) so I press ctrl+F5, Visual Studio informs me that all projects needs to be rebuilt, I press OK, they're rebuilt and the gui application launches. If I then close the gui application and, without modifying anything, press ctrl+F5 again, it still says that everything has to be rebuilt!
I don't recall having changed anything in the settings for the project since this behaviour started appearing (other than maybe enabling RTTI).