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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 22:12pm
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Solution 1

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).
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Solution 2

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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