SDK Workaround: J# Samples require VJ++ (Visual Studio) to be installed

This workaround applies to:


·         The prerelease Windows SDK for Windows Server 2008 and .Net Framework 3.5 (RC0), September, 2007

·         The prerelease Windows SDK for Windows Server 2008 and .Net Framework 3.5 (IDS04), July, 2007

·         The Windows SDK Update for Windows Vista (RTM), March, 2007

·         The Windows SDK for Windows Vista (RTM), November, 2006


J# samples will not build using the Windows SDK because there is no appropriate build environment.  This edition of the Windows SDK does not support building J# applications.  To workaround this issue, install Visual Studio (VJ++) 2005.


What do you think?  Do you use the J# samples in the SDK?  Should they be removed?


Windows SDK Team 

Comments (5)

  1. Koby Kahane says:

    I think removing samples is almost always a bad idea. You never know when you might need them and it can be a real pain getting an old version of the SDK when you find out it has the answer you’re looking for. The only compelling reason to remove a sample I see is when it is encouraging bad practices and there are no resources to modify it.

  2. MSDN Archive says:

    Thanks for the comment, Koby.  Even though you need additional resources that are not included in the SDK to work with the samples, sounds like the SDK is still a good place to aggregate this content. That’s been my thinking too.

  3. anony.muos says:

    Please don’t remove the J# samples. I still use VS2005 and VJ# Express and need to compile them.

  4. MSDN Archive says:

    How would you feel about getting the J# samples from the new MSDN Code Gallery This new developer portal is a quick place to get (and share) code snippets, samples, sample applications, and other great resources.  Because the J# samples are not changing, this might be a good place for users to pick them up.