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What is microsoft SDK

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Hi i downloaded the Microsoft SDk kit
1) The SDK Build

how does one use it and what does it do cause i also downloaded Messaging samples and database samples which look like they use or u need the SDK

Thanx Craig
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Hi Craig,

Well, SDK stands for Software Development Kit.  There used to be just one, that had all of the C code necessary to build Windows applications.  Now, they actually have a bunch of SDKs for different things.  They have a DirecShow SDK for example, they also have a CDK (control or component development kit?) and a DCDK (device controller development kit?) and on and on.

The SDKs usually have C header files etc. that you might need if you are developing code that calls Windows APIs.  There also may be VB resources in these SDKs, such as samples, or declare statements, types, constants etc.

You usually don't need the whole thing, just bits and pieces, but you may have to hunt around on the CD to find what you need.  Most of these SDKs are rather large.  It's best if you can determine exactly what you are going to need from the SDK and try to find those individual files. (unless you have a lot of empty hard drive space).

MD
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Hi Mdougan
Sorry forgot about this one , thanx for the info return this as a answer and i will accept it
thanx

Craig
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OK :)

Well, SDK stands for Software Development Kit.  There used to be just one, that had all of the C code necessary to build Windows applications.  Now, they actually have a bunch of SDKs for different things.  They have a DirecShow SDK for example, they also have a CDK (control or component development kit?) and a DCDK (device controller development kit?) and on and on.

The SDKs usually have C header files etc. that you might need if you are developing code that calls Windows APIs.  There also may be VB resources in these SDKs, such as samples, or declare statements, types, constants etc.

You usually don't need the whole thing, just bits and pieces, but you may have to hunt around on the CD to find what you need.  Most of these SDKs are rather large.  It's best if you can determine exactly what you are going to need from the SDK and try to find those individual files. (unless you have a lot of empty hard drive space).

MD
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