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New MFC modules for Win 7 Development
The Windows 7 Training Kit for Developers was recently updated and is how hosted online on Channel 9, so you don’t need to download it. It has several excellent new step-by-step MFC tutorials with lots of screen shots. You’ll need to be running Visual Studio 2010 Beta 2 (or later). ...
1 Nov 2009
FREE Windows 7 Developer Boot Camp, Nov 16, before PDC
If you're going to the Professional Developers' Conference, or even if you're not but plan to be in LA on November 16, sign up for the free Windows 7 Developer Boot Camp . You have to register to attend, and space is limited. It's a great chance to rub elbows with Windows 7 engineer rock...
20 Oct 2009
Installing Windows SDK for Server 2008 (v6.1) after VS2008 SP1 causes conflicts with Security Update (KB971092)
Issue : If you install the Windows SDK for Windows Server 2008 and .NET Framework 3.5 , on top of Visual Studio 2008 Service Pack1, some CRT files will revert back to RTM version. ( See this post for more information about this issue ) This can cause conflicts when you install patches or...
7 Aug 2009
Windows SDK for Server 2008 (v6.1) overwrites VS2008 SP1 CRT files
Issue : If you install the Windows SDK for Windows Server 2008 and .NET Framework 3.5 , on top of any post-RTM Visual Studio update (such as a Service Pack or Feature Pack), some CRT files will be reverted back to RTM version. Cause : This problem occurs when you install the Windows...
7 Aug 2009
SDK samples WSDAPI StockQuote, FileService fail to build with msbuild if VS 2008 installed
The WSDAPI StockQuote and FileService samples that ship in the Windows SDK for Windows 7 may fail to build on the command line (using msbuild) if Visual Studio 2008 is installed. These samples include project files that reference WSDL and XSD files, and msbuild attempts to invoke sproxy.exe to process...
18 Jun 2009
Win 7 SDK (RC) can disable x64 config platform choices in VS2008 RTM.
Installing the Windows 7 SDK (RC release) and Visual Studio 2008 RTM can disable the X64 and Itanium configuration platform choices in Visual Studio. If the Windows 7 SDK (RC release) and Visual Studio 2008 RTM are installed on a machine running an x64 version of Windows the following issue may occur...
15 Jun 2009
Win SDK for Server 2008 plus VS2008 causes double X64 platforms in VC Directories
Issue : Installing the Windows SDK for Windows Server 2008 after Visual Studio 2008 Standard on a computer with an X64 operating system corrupts VC directories, causing a double X64 entry. This post applies to the Windows SDK for Server 2008 only. This issue has been fixed in subsequent SDKs...
11 Jun 2009
Win 7 SDK with VC++ 2005: Failure to compile in Debug mode
Win 7 SDK with VC++ 2005: Failure to compile in Debug mode If you are getting weird Linking errors when using the Windows SDK for Windows 7 with Visual Studio 2005, you may need to install a patch. If your usage scenario matches the one listed below, you will be unable to debug in the Windows SDK...
23 Apr 2009
VC++ compilers in Windows 7 SDK
The newly released Microsoft Windows SDK for Windows 7 and .NET Framework 3.5 SP1: BETA is available on the Microsoft Download Center with updated VC++ compilers. The Windows 7 SDK includes the Enterprise versions of the VS 2008 SP1 (v9.0) compilers and runtimes, which come from the Visual C++ team....
21 Jan 2009
How to get the SDK Configuration Tool to work
The Windows SDK Configuration Tool sets which version of Windows SDK headers, libraries and tools you want to build with in Visual Studio. The tool shipped with the Windows SDK for Server 2008 but has had several problems. Here’s how to get it working in your scenario. Instructions are different depending...
21 Sep 2008
Pros and Cons of Shared Compilers in Win SDK and VS2008
About the shared compilers in the Windows SDK The compiler installed with Windows SDK for Windows Server 2008 support vertical integration with the all other VS SKUs that install the compilers. (A 'SKU' or 'Stock Keeping Unit' is an identification assigned to an individual product.) Vertical integration...
19 Apr 2008
How to: Integrate the easy way: VS and WinSDK
If you have Visual Studio 2008 you can build VC++ applications right out of the box with the embedded Windows SDK components that now ship as part of Visual Studio (Express too!). But what if you want to build an application that uses the new Server 2008 APIs in the Windows SDK for Windows Server 2008...
1 Mar 2008
SDK Workaround: Not All C++ Samples with are Configured for X64
This workaround applies to: · The prerelease Windows SDK for Windows Server 2008 and .Net Framework 3.5 (RC0), September, 2007 · The prerelease Windows SDK for Windows Server 2008 and .Net Framework 3.5 (IDS04), July, 2007 · The Windows SDK Update for Windows Vista (RTM), March, 2007 ...
25 Sep 2007
SDK Workaround: After Visual Studio integration, extra paths added to VC++ Directories
This workaround applies to: · The prerelease Windows SDK for Windows Server 2008 and .Net Framework 3.5 (RC0), September, 2007 · The prerelease Windows SDK for Windows Server 2008 and .Net Framework 3.5 (IDS04), July, 2007 After running Visual Studio Registration, C:\Program Files\Microsoft...
8 Sep 2007
Updated Windows SDK Visual C++ Cross Compilers
During Windows SDK setup you are given the option to select VC++ compilers for every platform you wish to develop for. The Windows SDK for Server 2008 and .NET Framework 3.5 ships 5 new VC++ version 9 (Visual Studio 2008) compilers which are installed in this way: Your host machine...
4 Sep 2007
SDK Workaround: Visual C++ cross-compilers fail to launch on 64-bit platforms
This workaround applies to: · The prerelease Windows SDK for Windows Server 2008 and .Net Framework 3.5 (RC0), September, 2007 · The prerelease Windows SDK for Windows Server 2008 and .Net Framework 3.5 (IDS04), July, 2007 On 64-bit platforms, the Visual C++ cross-compilers may fail to...
4 Sep 2007
SDK Workaround: C++ Samples Project Files Require Upgrade Prior to Building
This workaround applies to: · The prerelease Windows SDK for Windows Server 2008 and .Net Framework 3.5 (RC0), September, 2007 · The prerelease Windows SDK for Windows Server 2008 and .Net Framework 3.5 (IDS04), July, 2007 In order to build the samples in the SDK build environment or in...
1 Sep 2007
Windows SDK components in VC++ Express for VS2008
VS2008 Beta 2 is available for download. Beta 2 previews major improvements in VC++ Express for VS2008 , which Nikola Dudar discusses in his blog . With VC++ Express 2008 Beta 2 , you no longer asked to download the 1 GB Windows SDK in order to build Windows applications that use Win32 APIs. VC++ Express...
15 Aug 2007
Visual C++ Today and Tomorrow: Channel 9 Interview
How will VC++ evolve? How has the advent of managed code affected the evolutionary trajectory of VC++? What's the VC++ team up to these days, anyway? How much time are they spending innovating C++, the native language? Tune in and learn first-hand from two people who know the answers to the above questions...
15 Aug 2007
Visual C++ How Do I... Videos
A number of “How Do I” videos for native development are now available on MSDN. These videos are designed to help developers new to Visual C++ 2005 become more productive using the environment. You can download the videos in a wide variety of formats: WMV, iPod, MP4, 3GP, Zune or PSP. You can check out...
15 Aug 2007
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