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Old April 4th, 2005, 05:12 AM
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Hi Eberly,
I can understand your confusion. Microsoft have been using the acronym SDK for many years now, for them the SDK is a specific thing not just a general term for "kit that can be used to develop software". Basically whenever there's a new Microsoft technology then there is an accompanying SDK specific to that technology - as I say it's a specific collection of things (I'm deliberately being vague here because what's in each individual SDK can vary hugely, but it's basically whatever Microsoft think is essential/necessary/useful to develop software using that technology). Do a search for SDK on the Microsoft site and you'll see endless examples: Windows SDK, .NET SDK, DirectX SDK etc etc

I'm not familiar with the exact contents of the .NET SDK so I ca't answer your specific question about why it's not all in Visual Studio 7.

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Phil
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