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  • Blog Post: Where is qedit.h?

    Qedit.h did not ship in the Windows 7 SDK. Qedit.h is not compatible with Direct3D headers later than version 7 and no longer ships in the Windows SDKs.  The qedit.h file included with earlier versions of the Windows SDK is dependent on some header files which previously shipped with the Microsoft...
  • Blog Post: Troubleshooting Windows 7 SDK Download/Install

    This article applies to the Windows SDK for Windows 7 and .NET Framework 3.5 SP1.  Read these other posts to troubleshoot issues with the Windows SDK for Server 2008 and .NET Framework 3.5 or to troubleshoot issues with the Windows SDK Update for Vista and .NET Framework 3.0 .   The Windows...
  • Blog Post: New Win32 Samples in Windows SDK for Windows 7

    The newly released Windows SDK for Windows 7 and .NET Framework 3.5 SP1 contains a comprehensive set of Win32 samples illustrating Windows 7 technologies.  (An upcoming article will talk about the managed code samples.) Over 1,200 samples were changed since the release of the Windows SDK for Windows...
  • Blog Post: Released: Windows SDK for Windows 7 and .NET Framework 3.5 SP1

    The RTM release of the Windows SDK for Windows 7 and .NET Framework 3.5 SP1 was posted to the Microsoft Download Center today, 8/6/09. The SDK is available for download in both ISO and Web Setup format. Web setup allows you to install only the SDK components you select, without having to download the...
  • Blog Post: Like Vista Bridge? Love Win API Code Pack for .NET Framework

    If you thought the VistaBridge was a cool idea, you're really going to love the next evolution.   Windows 7 has some great new features that will really shine in your managed application, and the Windows SDK team has been working on a way to help you do just that.   The Windows API...
  • Blog Post: 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...
  • Blog Post: 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...
  • Blog Post: Win 7 SDK samples WSDAPI StockQuote & FileService may fail to build if VS2008 installed

    This article applies to 2 samples in the Windows SDK for Windows 7 and .NET Framework 3.5 SP1.  The WSDAPI StockQuote and FileService samples may fail to build on the command line (using msbuild) if Visual Studio 2008 is installed. These samples include project files which reference WSDL and XSD...
  • Blog Post: Visual Studio 2010 Beta1 includes the Windows 7 Beta SDK

    Wondering how to use the new Windows 7 SDK with Visual Studio 2010 Beta1? The Windows 7 SDK Beta version of the Windows headers, libraries and Win32 tools ships with Visual Studio 2010 Beta1, but you'd probably prefer to work with the RC release of the Windows SDK for Win 7, that was released after VS2010...
  • Blog Post: Workaround: MSBuild and/or VCBuild fail to find Win 7 SDK headers, libs and tools

    This post applies to the RC release of the Windows SDK for Windows 7 and .NET Framework 3.5 SP1 . Scenario : if VS2008 or another Windows SDK is installed, MSBuild and/or VCBuild may default to the headers, libs and tools of the older SDK.   Samples or applications built in the SDK build environment...
  • Blog Post: First launch of Win SDK Docs may cause Document Explorer error

    This post applies to the RC release of the Windows SDK for Windows 7 and .NET Framework 3.5 SP1 . Issue : When launching Windows SDK Documentation for the first time, you may see the Microsoft Document Explorer error message: The Application Data folder for Microsoft Document Explorer could not be created...
  • Blog Post: Released: Win SDK for Win 7 and .NET 3.5 SP1: RC

    The Windows SDK for Win 7 & .NET Framework 3.5 SP1, RC version is available on the Microsoft Download Center in both ISO and Web Setup formats.  You have two options when installing the SDK: the Web Setup or the ISO install. Running the Web setup allows you to install a smaller package on your...
  • Blog Post: 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...
  • Blog Post: Using WinSDK, DirectX SDK and VS2008

    It can be a bit tricky to use the DirectX SDK, the Windows SDK, and Visual Studio 2008. If you're building an application in the Windows SDK command line build environment or in Visual Studio2008 IDE, you should ensure that the DirectX SDK include, library, and executables directories are set correctly...
  • Blog Post: Win SDK with Visual C++ 2005: Failure to compile in Debug mode

    This workaround applies to the Windows SDK for Windows 7 (currently released as a beta).  If your usage scenario matches the one listed below, you will be unable to debug in the Windows SDK command line build environment or Visual Studio 2005 SP1. Symptom: You have an .lib file or an .obj file that...
  • Blog Post: Workaround: Running mt.exe on Windows 7 Beta

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  • Blog Post: New in Windows 7 SDK: TSPBuilder.exe

    The newly released Microsoft Windows SDK for Windows 7 and .NET Framework 3.5 SP1: BETA is available on the Microsoft Download Center with several new tools. The following tools have been added since the M3 release of the Windows SDK. Over the next couple of weeks I’ll write a short summary of...
  • Blog Post: New in Windows 7 SDK: Virtual Light Sensor

    The newly released Microsoft Windows SDK for Windows 7 and .NET Framework 3.5 SP1: BETA is available on the Microsoft Download Center with several new tools. SDK. Over the next couple of weeks I’ll write a short summary of what each tool can be used for. Virtual Light Sensor (VirtualLightSensor.exe...
  • Blog Post: New in Windows 7 SDK: Scenic Ribbon Markup Compiler

    Windows Scenic Ribbon markup compiler (IntentCL.exe) The newly released Microsoft Windows SDK for Windows 7 and .NET Framework 3.5 SP1: BETA is available on the Microsoft Download Center with several new tools. SDK. Over the next couple of weeks I’ll write a short summary of what each tool can be...
  • Blog Post: New Tools in the 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 several new tools. The following tools have been added since the M3 release of the Windows SDK. Over the next couple of weeks I’ll write a short summary of what each...
  • Blog Post: New in Windows 7 SDK: File format verifier

    The newly released Microsoft Windows SDK for Windows 7 and .NET Framework 3.5 SP1: BETA is available on the Microsoft Download Center with several new tools. SDK. Over the next couple of weeks I’ll write a short summary of what each tool can be used for. FileFormatVerifier.exe File types are also...
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