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…

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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).  Key MFC updates in VS…

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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…

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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 7 RC release. Many “new to Win…

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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 entire…

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Get Half off Windows 7

Windows 7 is coming on October 22, 2009. Pre-order Windows 7 today at the Microsoft Store. You’ll get it for at least half off and be one of the first to get it. Pre-order a Windows 7 Home Premium Upgrade for $49 or a Windows 7 Professional Upgrade for $99 at Microsoft Store.   That’s about…

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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 exposes…

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Workaround: Running mt.exe on Windows 7 Beta

This issue applies to the version of mt.exe that ships in the newly released Microsoft Windows SDK for Windows 7 and .NET Framework 3.5 SP1: BETA.     Issue: The use of mt.exe to add a manifest resource to a PE image file (.EXE, .DLL, etc.) that does not already contain a resource (.rsrc) section…

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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 what each tool…

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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.  Compilers installed by default  Platform/Processor…

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