What to expect from Windows SDK build environment in Windows SDK v7.1 “Windows SDK command line build environment that ships with Windows 7.1 SDK will include several custom props and targets files that’ll provide ability to build both native and managed apps. It supports building apps from makefiles and Visual Studio project and solution files. Because VS 2010 Managed 4.0 content/toolset, VC++ 2010 compiler/toolset and MSBuild v4.0 toolset will ship in Win7.1 SDK, customers who don’t’ve VS2010 installed should be able to easily build apps using these in 7.1 SDK build environment. And Windows SDK build environment will support building VC2010 projects if PlatformToolSet property in project files is either set to Win7.1SDK or is left blank. When you create a new project in VS 2010, by default PlatformToolSet property is left blank. There projects will be able to build alright without any changes to project files. But if PlatformToolSet value is changed in project setting either using IDE or manually, you’ll’ve to change it to Win7.1SDK to be able to build in Windows SDK build environment.”
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