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  • Blog Post: How it works: Windows SDK Documentation Part 2

    Many Windows SDK users have questions about the system behind the documentation provided with the SDK. Part 1 of this series explained the basic structure behind the Windows SDK help system. It also looked at how ms-help:// URLs can be used to learn about the organization of the documentation “behind...
  • Blog Post: How it works: Windows SDK Documentation (Part 1)

    Introduction Many Windows SDK users have questions about the system behind the documentation provided with the SDK. Here is the first in a series of posts explaining how this system works and how to customize it. This post provides an overview of the basic structure behind the Windows SDK help system...
  • Blog Post: Speech Content in the Windows SDK

    Charles Oppermann on the Speech team wrote a post on the new Speech-related content that ships in the recently released Windows SDK for Windows Server 2008 and .NET Framework 3.5 . The content in this new Windows SDK completely replaces the older SAPI 5.1 SDK and supports development on Windows XP, Windows...
  • Blog Post: How-to: Find API References Alphabetically

    Did you know that you can search for APIs alphabetically in the Windows SDK Documentation? You can search the online SDK Documents on MSDN . The alphabetical API listing is named “Platform Information” topic. It’s a handy way to find that API reference if you can remember the API name, or close...
  • Blog Post: Windows Sidebar Documentation Refresh

    My name is Karl Bridge and I’m the Programming Writer responsible for the Windows Sidebar documentation on MSDN and the Windows SDK. Based on comments and criticisms of the Sidebar developer documentation released with Windows Vista, I set out to review the existing documentation and backfill and...
  • Blog Post: Send the Windows SDK Team Your Thoughts

    Do you have feedback for the Windows SDK? We want to hear from you. Email your feedback to us . The Windows SDK provides all of the necessary headers, libraries, and tools needed to build Windows applications that make use of the Win32 API set and the .NET Framework, and includes samples to illustrate...
  • Blog Post: Finding WPF Samples in the SDK Docs

    When you click on a link to download one of the Windows Presentation Foundation Samples in the Windows SDK, you go to the Windows SDK .NET Framework 3.0 Samples page , where you can download all the .NET samples in bulk. This can be convenient, except that when you are looking at an individual sample...
  • Blog Post: IntelliSense in the Windows SDK

    The Windows SDK includes almost everything a professional developer would need to program for Windows, such as headers, tools, docs, and samples. As a part of this, we shipped IntelliSense XML files for .NET Framework 3.0 in the Windows SDK for Vista and we create the IntelliSense Xml files for...
  • Blog Post: Windows Vista SDK Online Documentation

    In case you’re wondering where the Windows Vista SDK online docs went to on http://windowssdk.msdn.microsoft.com ….well, Vista has RTM’d so we’ve integrated the Windows SDK docs into the “official” MSDN Library for release content. We plan to keep http://windowssdk.msdn.microsoft.com live going...
  • Blog Post: Broken links in the SDK

    Hi Everyone, I'm Ken Milne, the Documentation PM for the Windows SDK. My work touches all aspects of aggregating documentation content and documentation-related features into the Windows SDK. As we rapidly approach the date when the Windows SDK will ship for Windows Vista Beta 2, we are closing...
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