A gentleman from Germany asked on one of our forums:

 

“I am interested in developing native Windows 7 Apps (64 and 32-Bit) with Visual C/C++. How can I do this?”

 

You’ll first need a C++ compiler. You can find that on the MSDN Visual C++ page.

 

Then the Windows 7 Software Development Kit can be downloaded from Windows SDK. It includes the header files, libraries and tools you need to develop for Windows 7 (Release Candidate as of 8/5/2009).

 

Although the SDK contains good documentation, those are mostly tools. So where do you go for more information?

 

I’d say that Develop for Windows 7 and Windows Vista  MSDN is a good start. A lot of links I wanted to include here are actually there already.

 

This is a very high level answer to very high level question but I hope it helps this gentleman a bit.

 

And others too.

 

Auf Wiedersehen.