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OzzY



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Where can i find the latest updated docs for offline browing (not online MSDN!)?

Thanks
Post 19 Jan 2008, 04:50
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Vasilev Vjacheslav



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offline msdn dvd
Post 19 Jan 2008, 09:30
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sinsi



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Download the latest (Vista) SDK - needs validation and is more than 1 GiB for the whole thing.
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?familyid=C2B1E300-F358-4523-B479-F53D234CDCCF&displaylang=en
Post 19 Jan 2008, 09:46
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Offline MSDN is a very nice resource, the only problem is if you're still doing Win9x programming - 9x availability/compatibility notes have been removed from recent MSDNs. You could hunt around for the last htmlhelp v1 (.chm) version of PlatformSDK, but I dunno if it's available from Microsoft anymore.
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I've lost hope in developing to older platforms because my developing goes so slowly, that by the time I'm ready, Vista is outdated Very Happy
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Vasilev Vjacheslav wrote:
offline msdn dvd

lol that was pretty blunt, and isn't there the winapi help files on almost every developer site out there? I have seen other posts relating to that. They should add a search control to this site Smile
Post 20 Jan 2008, 00:01
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asmrox



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afair SDK are c/c++ headers, not documentation.
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ohh, k
Post 20 Jan 2008, 00:07
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sinsi



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Platform SDK Documentation main page (old version):
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Introduction
Purpose

Welcome to the Platform Software Development Kit (SDK) documentation. This edition provides information about the application programming interfaces (API) supported by Microsoft Windows.


Target Platforms

This edition of the Platform SDK documentation provides information required to develop applications that can be run on the following target platforms:


Windows Server 2003 R2
Windows Server 2003
64-bit versions of Windows
Windows XP
Windows 2000
Windows NT 4.0
Windows Me, Windows 98, and Windows 95



For more information about which operating system, service pack, or redistributable is required to use a particular API, see the API documentation.


Headers, Libraries, Samples, and Tools
To obtain the related SDK header files, library files, samples, and tools, download the Platform SDK.

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asmrox



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well, i was wrong.
Maybe i learn more about Nt* functions and kernel from it.
where i can downlaod (latest) version without microsoft spyware?
rar most wanted Smile
Post 20 Jan 2008, 00:30
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asmrox wrote:
well, i was wrong.
Maybe i learn more about Nt* functions and kernel from it.
where i can downlaod (latest) version without microsoft spyware?
rar most wanted Smile


Cut down on the paranoia, man.

Nt*/Zw* aren't documented in the PlatformSDK. Go get the DDK for kernel documentation, and the "Inside Windows" book (worth buying, don't ask for pirated link).

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Post 20 Jan 2008, 09:24
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OzzY



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Vasilev Vjacheslav wrote:
offline msdn dvd


How do you browse the DVD without installing?

I've found this ISO: http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyId=6FF3BC60-32C8-4C22-8591-A20BF8DFF1A2&displaylang=en

Is this one I should use?
Post 25 Jan 2008, 23:16
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Vasilev Vjacheslav



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have you ever using MSDN? there are tool called Microsoft Document Explorer, which have useful searching option and information divided by language categories, etc

ps. and MSDN free for use, no trialware crap or something, just download, install and use
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