Welcome to the Windows SDK

The Windows SDK for Windows 7 and the .NET Framework 4 (later referred to as Windows SDK) contains tools, code samples, compilers, headers, and libraries that you can use to create applications that run on Microsoft Windows. You can use the Windows SDK to write applications that use the native (Win32/COM) programming model or the managed (.NET Framework) programming model.

For more information, downloads, forum posts, and the Windows SDK team blog, see Windows SDK Developer Center.

For information about earlier versions of the Windows SDK, see Overview of the Windows SDK.

Your feedback is important to us. If you have any questions or issues, see one of the following locations.



Windows SDK Forum

The Windows SDK support forum on MSDN is a great place for peer-to-peer support for questions and problems.

Windows SDK Developer Center

The official site about Windows SDK development. The site also provides links to the Windows SDK blog, forum, online release notes, and other resources.

Software Development for Windows Client

Contains a list of related support forums.

Windows SDK Blog

Contains troubleshooting information and late-breaking and forward-looking news.


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