Using the MIDL Compiler

The MIDL compiler is automatically installed as part of the Platform Software Development Kit (SDK) setup. The following topics describe the MIDL C compiler and C preprocessor requirements, the link libraries that are part of the Remote Procedure Call (RPC) product, and the files that MIDL generates for DCOM interfaces, RPC interfaces, and OLE Automation type library interfaces.

For more information about the files that make up the RPC product, see Installing the RPC Programming Environment.