What's difference between editor's compile and visual studio's build?

The “Compile” button in the editor will not use the same build folder as Visual, so be consistent and either always build from Visual/XCode or always from the Unreal Editor. That way you will not be recompiling untouched files.

So basically both using different directories, in order to avoid any possible conflicts.



Hi. I’m beginner to unreal engine.

It looks like when I build project with visual studio, UBT is ran, but it looks like editor’s compile menu run UBT, too.

When I do clean project with visual studio and use editor’s compile, error happens.

CompilerResultsLog:Error: Error LINK : fatal error LNK1181: 'C:\Users\juhong.jung\Documents\Unreal Projects\MyFirstTopDown\Plugins\{$MY_PLUGIN_NAME}\Intermediate\Build\Win64\UE4Editor\Development\UE4Editor-{$MY_PLUGIN_NAME}.lib' ?Է? ?????? ?? ?? ?????ϴ?.

So I ran build with visual studio and recompiled with editor, there wasn’t error message.

They samely run UBT but why error happened?

Why editor’s compile don’t generate *.lib file?

thank you!

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