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WDK 8 and linking against msvcrt.dll

OSR_Community_UserOSR_Community_User Member Posts: 110,217
One of the nice things about the current WDK is that it's possible to
build applications that link against the old msvcrt.dll that comes with
Windows, avoiding the need to distribute a copy of the crt (i.e. just by
building applications using the WDK instead of Visual Studio).

Since everything will use the new toolset I'm guessing that option will
disappear in WDK 8?

--
Bruce Cran

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  • Doron_HolanDoron_Holan Member - All Emails Posts: 10,491
    Yes, you have to use the vs crt

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    debt from my phone
    ________________________________
    From: Bruce Cran
    Sent: 3/10/2012 1:00 PM
    To: Windows System Software Devs Interest List
    Subject: [ntdev] WDK 8 and linking against msvcrt.dll

    One of the nice things about the current WDK is that it's possible to
    build applications that link against the old msvcrt.dll that comes with
    Windows, avoiding the need to distribute a copy of the crt (i.e. just by
    building applications using the WDK instead of Visual Studio).

    Since everything will use the new toolset I'm guessing that option will
    disappear in WDK 8?

    --
    Bruce Cran

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  • Mark_RoddyMark_Roddy Member - All Emails Posts: 4,320
    Which is why I never ever use dynamic linking for anything built with
    VS. Just say no, accept the bloat, and don't worry about it.

    Mark Roddy



    On Sat, Mar 10, 2012 at 4:00 PM, Bruce Cran <[email protected]> wrote:
    > One of the nice things about the current WDK is that it's possible to build
    > applications that link against the old msvcrt.dll that comes with Windows,
    > avoiding the need to distribute a copy of the crt (i.e. just by building
    > applications using the WDK instead of Visual Studio).
    >
    > Since everything will use the new toolset I'm guessing that option will
    > disappear in WDK 8?
    >
    > --
    > Bruce Cran
    >
    > ---
    > NTDEV is sponsored by OSR
    >
    > For our schedule of WDF, WDM, debugging and other seminars visit:
    > http://www.osr.com/seminars
    >
    > To unsubscribe, visit the List Server section of OSR Online at
    > http://www.osronline.com/page.cfm?name=ListServer
  • mmmm Member - All Emails Posts: 1,410
    +1

    Exactly
    On Mar 11, 2012 1:26 PM, "Mark Roddy" wrote:

    > Which is why I never ever use dynamic linking for anything built with
    > VS. Just say no, accept the bloat, and don't worry about it.
    >
    > Mark Roddy
    >
    >
    >
    > On Sat, Mar 10, 2012 at 4:00 PM, Bruce Cran wrote:
    > > One of the nice things about the current WDK is that it's possible to
    > build
    > > applications that link against the old msvcrt.dll that comes with
    > Windows,
    > > avoiding the need to distribute a copy of the crt (i.e. just by building
    > > applications using the WDK instead of Visual Studio).
    > >
    > > Since everything will use the new toolset I'm guessing that option will
    > > disappear in WDK 8?
    > >
    > > --
    > > Bruce Cran
    > >
    > > ---
    > > NTDEV is sponsored by OSR
    > >
    > > For our schedule of WDF, WDM, debugging and other seminars visit:
    > > http://www.osr.com/seminars
    > >
    > > To unsubscribe, visit the List Server section of OSR Online at
    > > http://www.osronline.com/page.cfm?name=ListServer
    >
    > ---
    > NTDEV is sponsored by OSR
    >
    > For our schedule of WDF, WDM, debugging and other seminars visit:
    > http://www.osr.com/seminars
    >
    > To unsubscribe, visit the List Server section of OSR Online at
    > http://www.osronline.com/page.cfm?name=ListServer
    >
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