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…


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…


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…

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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 these files. Visual Studio 2008…


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. The Itanium and…

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Win SDK for Server 2008 plus VS2008 causes double X64 platforms in VC Directories

Issue: Installing the Windows SDK for Windows Server 2008 after Visual Studio 2008 Standard on a computer with an X64 operating system corrupts VC directories, causing a double X64 entry.  This post applies to the Windows SDK for Server 2008 only.  This issue has been fixed in subsequent SDKs. Scenario: You probably have this issue…


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…

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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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How to get the SDK Configuration Tool to work

The Windows SDK Configuration Tool sets which version of Windows SDK headers, libraries and tools you want to build with in Visual Studio. The tool shipped with the Windows SDK for Server 2008 but has had several problems. Here’s how to get it working in your scenario. Instructions are different depending on which Visual Studio…

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