• 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

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

  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.


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