Per-configuration output directory for the MS debug symbol .pdb file generated by the linker for an executable or shared library target.

This is a per-configuration version of PDB_OUTPUT_DIRECTORY, but multi-configuration generators (VS, Xcode) do NOT append a per-configuration subdirectory to the specified directory. This property is initialized by the value of the CMAKE_PDB_OUTPUT_DIRECTORY_<CONFIG> variable if it is set when a target is created.


This property does not apply to STATIC library targets because no linker is invoked to produce them so they have no linker-generated .pdb file containing debug symbols.

The linker-generated program database files are specified by the /pdb linker flag and are not the same as compiler-generated program database files specified by the /Fd compiler flag. Use the COMPILE_PDB_OUTPUT_DIRECTORY_<CONFIG> property to specify the latter.