Configuring .pdb file for project....
Originated from forum: http://industriousone.com/topic/configuring-pdb-file-project
vs2010, when project is being configured as release, (Symbols not enabled)
.vcxproj does not get <ProgramDataBaseFileName></ProgramDataBaseFileName> tag, which for some reason is interpretted by visual studio 2010 as fallback to default, which is: $(IntDir)vc$(PlatformToolsetVersion).pdb.
If you tune it manually and project gets empty value ( <ProgramDataBaseFileName></ProgramDataBaseFileName> ) - then no pdb is produced anymore. (Works correctly).
Missing pdb files can cause following linker warning to appear later on: warning LNK4099: PDB 'vc100.pdb' was not found with ...
which is impossible to disable properly (except to recompile library without pdb file).