Microsoft Windows SDK for July CTP 6.0

Welcome to the Windows SDK July CTP release. The documentation, samples, and tools provided in this release are preliminary and subject to change.

Please use this preliminary release of the Windows SDK only in a test environment on a clean machine.

This CTP (Community Tech Preview) is for use with Windows Vista build 5472 and the .NET Framework 3.0 Runtime July CTP. This pre-release SDK contains updates for native Win32 developers, including improvements to documentation and samples. The Windows SDK CTP releases should always be used with the exact matching CTP version of the .Net Framework 3.0 Runtime Components. Although this SDK does not support the earlier versions of the .NET Framework 3.0, it will work for native Win32 applications on Windows Vista Beta 2. If you are using Windows Vista Beta 2 for .NET Framework 3.0 development, we recommend that you do not install this version of the SDK and instead use the Windows SDK Beta 2 release. The .NET Framework 3.0 July CTP Runtime is a later version than the one that ships with Windows Vista Beta 2, and code that uses the earlier pre-releases of the .NET Framework 3.0 will not work with this CTP.

IMPORTANT: This version of the Microsoft Windows SDK is intended to support development targeting the following release:

  • .NET Framework 3.0 July CTP
  • Windows Vista build 5472

This release of the Windows SDK is compatible with the RTM versions of Microsoft® Visual Studio® 2005.


NOTE: There are a number of known issues with this release. Please consult the Readme associated with this download for more information. Reminder: This version of the Windows SDK will not work with previous pre-release versions of Windows Vista, the .NET Framework 3.0 Runtime Components for Windows XP or Windows Server, or previous pre-release versions of Visual Studio.

Please note that this download contains SDK content only. To build .NET Framework 3.0 applications for Windows XP or Windows Server, the .NET Framework 3.0 Runtime Components for July CTP must be downloaded separately.


The Windows SDK includes pre-release content for application development with the APIs in Windows Vista, including the .NET Framework 3.0 technologies: .NET Framework 2.0, Windows® Presentation Foundation, Windows® Communications Foundation, and Windows® Workflow Foundation. Because the Windows SDK contains the former WinFX SDK content, the WinFX SDK is no longer released separately.

Documentation: The Windows SDK documentation contains API reference topics; task-based, how-to documentation; and feature overviews to help you develop applications using Win32 and .NET Framework 3.0 APIs. Search, the Index, the Table of Contents, and the navigational topics in the documentation viewer are all available to help you locate the topics you need.

Samples: The Windows SDK code samples are provided in one or more of the following languages: Visual Basic, C#, and C++. All samples are installed to the Program Files\Microsoft SDKs\Windows\v6.0\Samples directory by default; however, users may install samples to a location that they choose.

For .NET Framework 3.0 samples, you can also locate, view, and download samples, organized by technology, by opening the Samples node in the .NET Framework 3.0 Development section of the Table of Contents. In addition, .NET Framework 3.0 samples are grouped by technology in zip files installed to the Program Files\Microsoft SDKs\Windows\v6.0\Samples directory. The zip files may be extracted to any location you choose.

Tools and Build Environments: In addition to the headers and libraries used to build Windows applications, the Windows SDK also includes more than 100 GUI and command-line tools to aid in the development of native (Win32) and managed (.NET) systems for the Windows platform. The tools include command-line compilers (both 32 and 64-bit), debuggers, performance monitoring applications, security management utilities, and much more.

There is no matching pre-release of The Microsoft Visual Studio Code Name “Orcas” Development Tools for the July CTP. You may continue using the June CTP SDK, in conjunction with the June CTP .Net Framework 3.0 and matching suite of tools including The Microsoft Visual Studio Code Name “Orcas” Development Tools (available on separate download pages).


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17 Июл, Понедельник 2006г.

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