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Hi everybody,

someone could please tell me how to use (compiling and linking) Microsoft SDK 8 for c++?
Do i need to get also VS Express or i can use only the kit?

thank you
Posted 3-Apr-13 23:12pm
From the documentation[^]:

The Windows SDK no longer ships with a complete command-line build environment. You must install a compiler and build environment separately. If you require a complete development environment that includes compilers and a build environment, you can download Visual Studio 2012 Express, which includes the appropriate components of the Windows SDK.

So, yes, you need Visual Studio 2012 Express (or another development environment).
The SDK merely contains the support libraries, so you will need a compiler and linker to build your code. If you do not already have copies then Visual C++ Express contains all the tools you need.

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