Developer Notes

Users are not expected to be able to manipulate the project in this way. The overwriting of the include paths during project regeneration is not a supported workflow, so this will not be fixed.


Adding a new code class to a code project, or generating code files, will reset any Include Directories set in the Project Properties in Visual Studio.

Steps to Reproduce
  1. Create a new code project using the first person template.
  2. Build the project in Visual Studio.
  3. Right-click on the project in Visual Studio and select Properties.
  4. In Configuration Properties -> VC++ Directories, set Include Directories to <inherit from parent or project defaults>
  5. Click Apply.
  6. Close Visual Studio and save if prompted to do so.
  7. Open the project in the Editor.
  8. Add a new Actor code class.
  9. When Visual Studio opens again, right-click on the project.
  10. Select Properties.

Include Directories is blank again.

Include Directories still contains the settings previously specified.

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Won't Fix
ComponentUE - Foundation - Core
Affects Versions4.8.14.9
Target Fix4.9
CreatedJul 7, 2015
ResolvedJul 10, 2015
UpdatedFeb 5, 2017