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 DirectX SDK, such as…


Using SecAnnotate to Analyze Your Assemblies for Transparency Violations

SecAnnotate can be used to analyze your assemblies, especially APTCA assemblies in order to find transparency violations without needing code coverage from a test case.  The static analysis provided by SecAnnotate is valuable in ensuring that your assembly is fully correct from a transparency perspective.  You can get the tool now in beta form here,…


Microsoft Help Viewer – New Help System in Visual Studio 2010

Have you tried the the new Help system in Visual Studio 2010 Beta 2?  Kathleen McGrath of Visual Studio User Education fame recently interviewed Ryan Linton, a Senior Program Manager on the Library Experience team.  Check out the video on Channel 9, in which Linton demonstrates the new browser-based Help viewer, and how you can…


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).  Key MFC updates in VS…


Burger King Japan sells the Windows 7 Whopper

Thanks to Engadget for sharing this great image of Burger King Japan’s limited time offer "Windows 7 Whopper" with a whopping 7 layers of beef.  Stupid? Yes.  Disgusting? Yes.  But apparently, a great idea.  I Binged "Windows 7 Whopper" and found that the advertising gimmick is super successful.  Everyone’s talking about it.  How many times…


Twitter Search on Bing

Bing announced today that they’ve been working with Twitter, and now have access to the entire public Twitter feed.  Nice interface!  Try out the beta of Bing Twitter search (sorry, only in the US, for now). Find more info on this Bing Community Blog post.


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 stars…


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 7 SDK is available for…


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 SDK for Windows Server 2008…