First off, I apologize if this has been addressed in previous posts. I can't find the Sticky anywhere. I've been using VC '97 to develop gauges for quite some time. I have developed a very complex Flight Management System that uses MFC, DAO and GDI. Now that the '08 Express Edition is free, I thought I could use it to develop gauges. I tried compiling my gauge along with the sample in the FS9 SDK. I get several errors and it appears that all of the MFC header are missing in the Express edition. I tried adding the old '97 include directory and I got even more errors from all of the AFX calls. Has anyone had any luck with getting the VC'08 IDE setup properly for gauge development? If so, could you put a sticky out there? If I find out before there is a post, I plan on writing a short document detailing the steps to properly set it up and share with everyone.