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How to exclude debug code when shipping game

Hello guys,

I would like to ask how can I exclude debug code like GEngine->AddOnScreenDebugMessage() during shipping. I use this kind of debug messages in my project, however I would like to be sure that these will not be displayed in shipped buiild. I prefer some macros because generated code will be cleaner and will not contain conditions and code that will never run.

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asked Aug 11 '14 at 12:43 AM in C++ Programming

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There a definition flags like UE_BUILD_SHIPPING or UE_BUILD_DEBUG, each build configuration has it. So:


Will build that code only on debug config build, or


Will compile this code on everything other then shipping build config

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answered Aug 11 '14 at 02:50 AM

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avatar image nonder Aug 11 '14 at 09:40 AM

Thank you for your help, that is exactly what I was looking for.

avatar image WCode Aug 11 '14 at 11:49 AM

Are there any pre-processor defenitions for server / dedicated server as well?

avatar image Shadowriver Aug 11 '14 at 12:31 PM

Yes UE_SERVER if dedicated is compiled or WITH_SERVER_CODE if game should have server code at all

I just find this header file with most of defines


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