Windows SDK Quickstart

The Zoom Windows SDK lets you use Zoom powered video sessions in apps you build for windows OS.

Downloading and using the Zoom Windows SDK

You can download our latest editions directly from git or from the download section.
You will find five folders – the developer guide is a pdf file in the root. sdk_demo contains a sample app using the SDK. You can open the file sdk_demo.vcproj in your visual studio. The same folder contains a ReadMe.txt file that has the build instructions. demo.cpp file contains the high level application which you can reference to understand how to call the stack functions and register call backs.
The Zoom SDK runs as DLL in the context of the calling application process.

SDK footprint

The size of our windows stack is about 18 MB. vcredist_x86.exe takes 4 MB, and our core libs takes about 9 MB.

System requirements

The Zoom Win SDK is supported in Win XP or higher. We don’t currently support windows 10 UWP framework.
If you want to develop on Win XP, please install vcredist_x86.exe, which is included in the package.

Sample apps

For sample code, go to sdk_demo directory.


Reference documentation is included in the doc subdirectory of the stack.

More information

For a list of new features and known issues, see the change logs.