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Advertising SDK is Included in Visual Studio 2013 - Windows 8.1

Microsoft Advertising Services

Updated: May 14, 2014

Published: May 15, 2014

The Microsoft Advertising SDK for Windows 8.1 is included in the libraries installed by Visual Studio 2013.

Prerequisites

To use the Microsoft Advertising SDK for Windows 8.1, you must first:

  • Be developing on Windows 8.1.

  • Have Visual Studio 2013 installed on your Windows 8.1 development machine.

Included in Visual Studio 2013

The Microsoft Advertising SDK for Windows 8.1 is included in Visual Studio 2013.

Use the Extensions and Updates manager to see if the Advertising SDK is installed.

  • In Visual Studio 2013, open the Tools menu.

    Visual Studio 2013 Tools Menu Showing Extensions and Updates


  • Click Installed and then SDKs to view installed SDKs.

    Visual Studio 2013 Extensions and Updates


Updates through Visual Studio 2013

Updates to the Advertising SDK are provided through Visual Studio 2013.

When an update is available, the Visual Studio 2013 Notification Hub will display a notification pop-up when Visual Studio starts. Then a badge will be shown in the Windows notification area. For more information see the Visual Studio Blog - Notifications in Visual Studio 2013.

You can also see the extensions that need an update by going to Extensions and Updates... (under the Tools menu). In the left pane, expand Updates. To see if there is an update for the Advertising SDK, click Visual Studio Gallery.

Uninstall

Uninstall the SDK using the Windows Control Panel to Uninstall or change a program. In Windows 8.1 open the Control Panel, open Programs, then open Programs and Features, and then open Uninstall a program.

Right click on the entry for the Microsoft Advertising SDK for Windows 8.1 and click Uninstall.

System_CLiX_caution Caution

If you have other Advertising SDKs installed they will also show up in the list of programs to uninstall. Make certain that you pick the correct OS/version of the SDK that you want to uninstall.

Note: In Visual Studio 2013 Extensions and Updates... (under the Tools menu), there is an uninstall button for the SDK, however it is inactive. The directions in the status box say "You need to use the Programs and Features pane in the Windows Control Panel to remove this extension."

If you need to install the Windows 8.0 Advertising SDK side-by-side with the Windows 8.1 Advertising SDK

Download and Install

  1. Download the Microsoft Advertising SDK for Windows 8.0.

  2. Run the .msi file for the Microsoft Advertising SDK for Windows 8.0. Click Next to bring up the licensing agreement.

  3. Scroll through to read the agreement, and click Next if you accept the terms.

  4. If the User Access Control screen appears, confirm Microsoft Corporation as the publisher, and then click Yes to continue.

  5. Click Finish to complete the installation.

The documentation for the Windows 8.0 SDK is at this link: Microsoft Advertising SDK for Windows 8.0.

Support and Feedback

Get product support or report a bug in the advertising SDK by visiting the Windows Store Apps developer support page support page. For product support, under "App development" click the "Advertising SDK" link. To post a question in the support forum, scroll down to "Find answers online" and click "Ads-in-Apps for Windows 8 forum".

Send feedback about this documentation to adsfdbk@microsoft.com. There is no product support through this alias. Documentation feedback only.

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