hey! my sample won’t build in Program Files on Vista

Windows SDK samples are installed by default (you can change this during setup) under the current user’s Program Files folder in the following path: \Program Files\Microsoft SDKs\Windows\v6.0\samples On Vista, samples that install to \Program Files are read only, ensuring that samples are preserved in a pristine state.  In order to write to a sample, you’ll…

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why are windows sdk samples installed differently?

Managed and unmanaged samples are handled differently in the Windows SDK due to resourcing constraints in the Microsoft Product Units that provide the samples.  Managed samples are packaged within the SDK documentation and Win32 samples are installed to a user’s hard drive as loose files in the file system.    managed samples Managed samples are…

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about me

I’m a Program Manager on the Windows C++ Team at Microsoft, focused on the Windows SDK.