Leonard51607

I'm using VC++ 2005 express edition so I need SDK to build native win32 applications. But it seems there are two choices for SDK: Windows platform SDK (http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx FamilyId=0BAF2B35-C656-4969-ACE8-E4C0C0716ADB&displaylang=en)

and Windows SDK (http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx FamilyId=7614FE22-8A64-4DFB-AA0C-DB53035F40A0&displaylang=en). Will someone explain the difference between the two

Which one should I pick to complement VC++ express



Re: Visual C++ General Difference between Windows Platform SDK and Windows SDK?

TilakGopi

Hi,

Somewhat same post has been answered here. Check

http://forums.microsoft.com/MSDN/ShowPost.aspx PostID=586211&SiteID=1

Thanx,

Ch.T.Gopi Kumar.






Re: Visual C++ General Difference between Windows Platform SDK and Windows SDK?

Leonard

But the link (http://blogs.msdn.com/windowssdk/archive/2006/07/27/680794.aspx) seems to be broken, see error message below. Could you please give me a short explanation or other accessible resources Thanks.

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Re: Visual C++ General Difference between Windows Platform SDK and Windows SDK?

VikasKumar

To Answer your questions:

Microsoft R Windows ServerR 2003 R2 Platform SDK Web Install

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx FamilyId=0BAF2B35-C656-4969-ACE8-E4C0C0716ADB&displaylang=en

MicrosoftR WindowsR Software Development Kit for Windows Vista and .NET Framework 3.0 Runtime Components

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx FamilyId=7614FE22-8A64-4DFB-AA0C-DB53035F40A0&displaylang=en

Okay so if you notice the two links are for two differnet Platform. The 1st link is for WIndows 2003 R2 Servers and the second link is for Windows Vista.

Depending on the OS, please download the relevent SDK.

Hope this helps.





Re: Visual C++ General Difference between Windows Platform SDK and Windows SDK?

Leonard

VikasKumar wrote:

To Answer your questions:

Microsoft R Windows ServerR 2003 R2 Platform SDK Web Install

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx FamilyId=0BAF2B35-C656-4969-ACE8-E4C0C0716ADB&displaylang=en

MicrosoftR WindowsR Software Development Kit for Windows Vista and .NET Framework 3.0 Runtime Components

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx FamilyId=7614FE22-8A64-4DFB-AA0C-DB53035F40A0&displaylang=en

Okay so if you notice the two links are for two differnet Platform. The 1st link is for WIndows 2003 R2 Servers and the second link is for Windows Vista.

Depending on the OS, please download the relevent SDK.

Hope this helps.

As far as I know, the plaftform SDK is updated with the latest release of windows as there are already plaftform SDKs for Windows 2000, XP, 2003SP1. So I don't think the plaftform SDK is only for Windows 2003R2. Maybe Vista platform SDK will be out in the near future.





Re: Visual C++ General Difference between Windows Platform SDK and Windows SDK?

Leonard

I'm little disappointed that nobody here know or care about the SDK.



Re: Visual C++ General Difference between Windows Platform SDK and Windows SDK?

Bite Qiu - MSFT

Leonard wrote:
I'm little disappointed that nobody here know or care about the SDK.

This is because this question is off topic here. You are likely to get better answers in Windows SDK forum. If you have VC 2005 related questions, ask them here and we will happy to help.

thanks

rico