Prerequisites

  • OS: Microsoft Windows 7+

  • Compiler: Microsoft Visual C++ 2013+

  • Development environment: Microsoft Visual Studio 2013 (Recommended)

If you decide to use Microsoft Visual Studio 2013+, you may encounter compatibility issues.

Create an Agora Account and Get an App ID

  1. Sign up for a developer account at https://dashboard.agora.io/.

  2. Click Add New Project on the Projects page of Dashboard.

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  3. Fill in the Project Name and click Submit. You have created your first project at Agora.

  4. Find the App ID under the created project.

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Add the Agora SDK to Your Project

  1. Download the Windows SDK, and unzip it.
  2. Add the sdk/include folder to the INCLUDE directory of your project.
  3. Add the sdk/lib folder to the LIB directory of your project, and ensure that agora_rtc_sdk.lib is linked with your project.
  4. Copy all the dll files under sdk/dll to the directory where your executable file is located.

Next Steps

You have now set up the Windows development environment and can start a call/live broadcast following the steps under Quickstart Guide:

  • Initialize the SDK
  • Join a Channel
  • Publish and Subscribe to Streams