Commit 39c898a1 authored by Brad King's avatar Brad King

Help: Clarify that `cmake -A` option sets VS IDE target architecture

parent 8491a539
......@@ -4,7 +4,7 @@ Visual Studio 10 2010
Generates Visual Studio 10 (VS 2010) project files.
The :variable:`CMAKE_GENERATOR_PLATFORM` variable may be set
to specify a target platform name.
to specify a target platform name (architecture).
For compatibility with CMake versions prior to 3.1, one may specify
a target platform name optionally at the end of this generator name:
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......@@ -4,7 +4,7 @@ Visual Studio 11 2012
Generates Visual Studio 11 (VS 2012) project files.
The :variable:`CMAKE_GENERATOR_PLATFORM` variable may be set
to specify a target platform name.
to specify a target platform name (architecture).
For compatibility with CMake versions prior to 3.1, one may specify
a target platform name optionally at the end of this generator name:
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......@@ -4,7 +4,7 @@ Visual Studio 12 2013
Generates Visual Studio 12 (VS 2013) project files.
The :variable:`CMAKE_GENERATOR_PLATFORM` variable may be set
to specify a target platform name.
to specify a target platform name (architecture).
For compatibility with CMake versions prior to 3.1, one may specify
a target platform name optionally at the end of this generator name:
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......@@ -4,7 +4,7 @@ Visual Studio 14 2015
Generates Visual Studio 14 (VS 2015) project files.
The :variable:`CMAKE_GENERATOR_PLATFORM` variable may be set
to specify a target platform name.
to specify a target platform name (architecture).
For compatibility with CMake versions prior to 3.1, one may specify
a target platform name optionally at the end of this generator name:
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......@@ -4,7 +4,7 @@ Visual Studio 15
Generates Visual Studio 15 project files.
The :variable:`CMAKE_GENERATOR_PLATFORM` variable may be set
to specify a target platform name.
to specify a target platform name (architecture).
For compatibility with CMake versions prior to 3.1, one may specify
a target platform name optionally at the end of this generator name:
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......@@ -66,10 +66,12 @@
Specify platform name if supported by generator.
Some CMake generators support a platform name to be given to the
native build system to choose a compiler or SDK. This is supported only on
specific generators::
native build system to choose a compiler or SDK. See the
:variable:`CMAKE_GENERATOR_PLATFORM` variable.
This is supported only on specific generators:
Visual Studio >= 8
* For :ref:`Visual Studio Generators` with VS 2005 and above this
specifies the target architecture.
See native build system documentation for allowed platform names.
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