error MSB6006: “cmd.exe” exited with code 1

Navigate from Error List Tab to the Visual Studios Output folder by one of the following:

  • Select tab Output in standard VS view at the bottom
  • Click in Menubar View > Output or Ctrl+Alt+O

where Show output from <build> should be selected.

You can find out more by analyzing the output logs.

In my case it was an error in the Cmake step, see below. It could be in any build step, as described in the other answers.

> -- Build Type is debug 
> CMake Error in CMakeLists.txt:
>     A logical block opening on the line
>     <path_to_file:line_number>    
>     is not closed.

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