Custom Locales and Locale Names in Windows

I’m Shawn Steele, a Senior Software Development Engineer with Windows International and I love playing with strange locales.   Users choose their user locale during system setup or through the Regional and Language Options Control Panel.  In Vista (& Server 2008) we’ve started allowing “custom locales” to be installed by the machine admin for the…

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Some SDK samples require VS2005, not VS2008

If you’re using the Windows SDK and Visual Studio 2008, you may have stumbled across a few unmanaged samples that don’t build.   You may see one of these errors:   fatal error C1083: Cannot open include file: ‘mspbase.h’: No such file or directory.  fatal error C1083: Cannot open include file: Mtype.h’: No such file or…

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What SDK should I use to develop on/for XP or Server 2003?

Don’t let the name fool you.  The latest Windows SDK for developing on Windows XP or Windows Server 2003 is the Microsoft Windows Software Development Kit Update for Windows Vista, released in March, 2007.  Read more about it in this Windows SDK Team blog post  or download it from the links below.   The Windows SDK…

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