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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Released: Visual Studio 2008 with embedded Windows SDK Components

I’m pleased to announce on behalf of the entire Windows SDK team, that we have released Windows SDK components with Visual Studio 2008 and .NET Framework 3.5.  Windows SDK components ship embedded into just about all of the Visual Studio 2008 versions.  The Windows SDK team understands that developers have traditionally used the Windows SDK…

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Some samples fail to build due to missing file msime.h

 Some Windows SDK samples fail to build because the file msime.h is not found.  Msime.h is not shipped with the Windows SDK.  Msime.h is for use by developers when customizing applications for the 2007 Microsoft Office System.    Affected samples: winui\Input\tsf\TSFApps\ImmPad-Interim winui\Input\tsf\TSFApps\ImmPad-Level3-Step3 winui\Input\tsf\TSFApps\TsfPad-Hybrid  Workaround: download msime.h and copy to the Windows SDK \include directory.  File…

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How to: Add 64-bit support to .vcproj files

Have you found a great sample in the Windows SDK but wish it could target 64-bit platforms?  Not all of our samples have 64-bit support, but it’s quick and easy to configure the sample yourself using the project configurations available in the Visual Studio Integrated Development Environment (IDE). To develop 64-bit applications you must install…

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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…

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Windows SDK for Windows Server 2008 RC0

The latest prerelease Windows SDK is now available for installation!  This SDK release supports Windows Server 2008 RC0 and .NET Framework 3.5 Beta2. The SDK is compatible with the RTM release of Visual Studio 2005 SP1; including Visual Studio Express Editions.  In addition the SDK is shipping the Visual Studio 2008 Beta2 versions of the…

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SDK Workaround: Two Speech Samples Fail to Compile

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 speech samples \winui\Speech\DictationPad and \winui\Speech\Reco may fail to properly compile the grammar files. To work around…

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SDK Workaround: VCProj Files Require Upgrade Prior to Building

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   In order to build the samples in the SDK build environment or in Visual Studio 2008, the…

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