Platform SDK is now Windows SDK

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    Platform SDK is now Windows SDK

    For those of you who have upgraded to Vista and want the latest SDK for it, you will find it has been renamed.

    It is now Windows SDK instead of Platform SDK. Also for the DirectX programmers, the DirectX symbol files say they are only for XP but in the supported OS's section it specifically mentions Vista and a host of other versions of it.

    So if you upgrade and you actively program using Win32 and/or DirectX 9.0c you will need:

    • DirectX SDK (Nov. 2007)
    • Windows SDK
    • OpenAL (DirectSound, DirectSound 3D and EAX have been dropped in Vista)
    • DirectX symbol files
    • Latest updates for MSVS 2005 or VS 2008 Express
    • Latest Vista drivers for your video card
    • Latest Vista drivers for your sound card


    Upgrading always sucks. The Windows SDK does NOT include the DirectX SDK so if you download it and attempt to use DX code it will fail.
    Last edited by VirtualAce; 01-05-2008 at 09:24 PM.

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    C++まいる!Cをこわせ! Elysia's Avatar
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    It's always been difficult in finding the latest platform SDK, and now they rename it to windows SDK? Nice work, Microsoft...
    Vista is screwed up in so many ways, I don't want to downgrade...
    Quote Originally Posted by Adak View Post
    io.h certainly IS included in some modern compilers. It is no longer part of the standard for C, but it is nevertheless, included in the very latest Pelles C versions.
    Quote Originally Posted by Salem View Post
    You mean it's included as a crutch to help ancient programmers limp along without them having to relearn too much.

    Outside of your DOS world, your header file is meaningless.

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