Automatically select latest Windows 10 SDK



  • In the project file (*.vcxproj) remove or comment out the WindowsTargetPlatformVersion property:

    <PropertyGroup Label="Globals">
      ...
      <!-- <WindowsTargetPlatformVersion>10.0.16299.0</WindowsTargetPlatformVersion> -->
    </PropertyGroup>
    

    Add this new property group which gets evaluated by VS/MSBuild to the latest installed SDK version:

    <PropertyGroup Condition="'$(WindowsTargetPlatformVersion)'==''">
      <!-- Latest Target Version property -->
      <LatestTargetPlatformVersion>$([Microsoft.Build.Utilities.ToolLocationHelper]::GetLatestSDKTargetPlatformVersion('Windows', '10.0'))</LatestTargetPlatformVersion>
      <WindowsTargetPlatformVersion Condition="'$(WindowsTargetPlatformVersion)' == ''">$(LatestTargetPlatformVersion)</WindowsTargetPlatformVersion>
      <TargetPlatformVersion>$(WindowsTargetPlatformVersion)</TargetPlatformVersion>
    </PropertyGroup>
    

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