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Stops a solution build immediately after a project has failed to build.

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by david21742 | June 08 2016

Doesn't work for my C++ solution with over 10 projects.

5 Star
by ChrisAlanSearle | April 05 2016

Brilliant, just what I needed.

5 Star
by Michael A. Duncan | February 05 2016

Awesome! It just works. Now I don't need to wait for and buy VSCommands 2015 which I'm starting to think never will appear anyway

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by RLinneman | October 14 2015

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by GuttB | May 28 2015

A must have. Should be part of the platform!!

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by Aram Koukia | April 16 2015

Great, very helpful for big solutions...

5 Star
by Solomon Rutzky | February 18 2015

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by fantastroy | October 10 2014

hmm it does not work for my ultimate visual studio 2013 C++ project

5 Star
by KyronSr | June 13 2014

Very simply and does what it says it does. I have a 90 project solution and this has helped a lot with catching problems.

5 Star
by Believe2014 | June 11 2014


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by Duane Newman | June 04 2014

Very useful tool when I'm dealing with larger solutions, get's me fixing issues sooner rather than later.

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by VincentS | May 21 2014

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by Sergii Volchkov | March 27 2014


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by Amid | November 11 2013

Neat tool. Especially useful for 100+ projects solution.

5 Star
by Andrei_Fedarets | October 24 2013

So simple, but very helpful :)

5 Star
by Mohammad Azis Fatoni | September 24 2013

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by Laurent Berthet | June 17 2013

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by Mystcreater | November 26 2012

Very nice extension. After Microsoft have been removed the macros in Visual Studio 2012, I was bored to don't have this feature. When you have a big solution with many projects, it help to don't have to wait before the entire process even if your firsts projects failed.

Thank you again!

5 Star
by Karel Kral | November 07 2012

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by .daryn | June 15 2012

Faster turnaround in my work. So easy. Nice.

The Build menu check option is a nice touch.

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  • Stop on first error (literally)
    3 Posts | Last post November 14, 2016
    • Hello!
      Is it possible to make an option to literally stop building on the first error?
    • Not that I know of. You'd have to hook into the compiler somehow to do that. In any case, I have no intention of updating this extension with new features, it's just in maintenance mode now :)
    • Ok, thank you :)
  • Doesn't work for Visual studio 2012
    9 Posts | Last post March 25, 2015
    • the "Stop Build on first error" option doesn't show up after I installed it.
      Have tried to reinstall.
    • Hi
      I haven't heard of that happening before. I'm running it myself on VS2012 without problems. What service pack of VS are you on?
    • I was having this problem in VS2013.  I fixed it by searching ("Quick Launch" in the upper right hand corner) for "Stop On First Build Error."  Then I toggled both the options from False to True.  After that, the options appeared in my Build menu, and didn't disappear when I unchecked them.
    • I installed on a VS 2013 Ultimate edition and it does not work. It kept compiling after the first error. I thought it was suppose to stop. (And yes I do have the Stop on First error selected in the build menu).
    • Hi Peter
      Doesn't it stop at all? Also, despite the name it doesn't stop immediately on first error, it stops after the first project has failed, i.e. it doesn't try to build additional projects after one has failed. Does it try to build all projects for you, even with the "Stop on first build error" option checked?
    • Yes it compiles through multiple projects -- does not stop after first project fails. Sorry for being unclear.
    • I just installed the latest version into VS 2012 and it no longer loads.  I've tried uninstalling it and re-installing it.  Is there anywhere to download the previous version?
    • @Michael: Sorry, I don't have VS2012 anymore to test on. I built it with VS2013 and it insisted on updating the project. I don't think the Visual Studio Gallery allows you to download older versions. Probably the only thing you can do is get the source code and build it yourself against the VS2012 extension kit.
    • Version 1.7 that I just released should support VS2010 and VS2012 properly again.