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Visual Studio 2008 SDK Version 1.0

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  • Version: 1.0
  • Category: SDK
  • Language: English

The Visual Studio 2008 Software Development Kit (SDK) 1.0 includes tools, documentation, and samples for developers to design, build, test and deploy extensions for Visual Studio 2008. You can also use the VS 2008 SDK 1.0 to create custom tools environments based on the Visual Studio 2008 Shell.

  • This is the official software development kit that allows developers to integrate tools, editors, designers, languages, and other features inside Visual Studio 2008.

    Key features in the VS 2008 SDK include:
    • Visual Studio Shell development support
    • Enhancements in Domain-specific Language tools
    • Visual Studio Package development and testing support for C++, C# and Visual Basic
    • Code samples and documentation covering toolbox controls integration, general IDE integration, Domain-specific Languages (DSL), Team Foundation Server extensibility, Data Designers extensibility , and other areas
    • Support for Windows Vista
    For more information and news about VSX (Visual Studio Extensibility), visit the VSX Developer center at and the VSX Team Blog at


Status: Deleted

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VsSDK_sfx.exec10fb2fd81e7e3b146dab09785126f3f607beabe96.47 MB

System Requirements

Operating Systems: Windows Server 2003, Windows Vista, Windows XP

    • Visual Studio 2008 Requirement: In order to install the VS 2008 SDK, you must have Visual Studio 2008 Standard Edition or above installed. Visual Studio 2008 Express Editions are not supported.

Installation Instructions

    1. Important: Make sure you have the latest service pack and critical updates for the version of Windows that you are running. To find recent security updates, visit Windows Update website.

    2. Click the Download button on this page to start the download.

    3. Do one of the following:
      • To start the installation immediately, click Run.
      • To save the download to your computer for installation at a later time, click Save.
      • To cancel the installation, click Cancel.

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