Programming - Games - setup - using DX9 and visual basic

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Installing DirectX 9.0:

In this section we will talk about the DirectX 9.0 SDK, its installation nad requiremenst.

DirectX 9.0 SDK is available for free in following four forms.

  • DirectX 9.0 SDK, The whole package for C/C++, C#, Visual Basic .NET, and other languages available on the .NET platform.

  • DirectX 9.0 SDK for C#: A cut-down, managed version of the DirectX 9.0 SDK for C#.

  • DirectX 9.0 SDK for Visual Basic .NET: A cut-down, managed version of the DirectX 9.0 SDK for VB .NET

  • DirectX 9.0 SDK for C/C++: A cut-down, managed version of the DirectX 9.0 SDK for C/C++.


 

Requirements:

Following are the list which is need in order to make Directx work faster and efficiently.

  • Pentium III or higher.
  • Decent Video Card ( some older VGA card doesn't support some features of 3D programming )
  • Windows 2000 or Windows XP.
  • .NET Framework.
  • Microsoft Visual Studio .NET
  • DirectX 9.0 SDK.

After Installing DirectX 9.0, Open Microsoft Visual Studio.net . Goto File >> New >> Projects . You will see this

Another Way to check that DirectX has installed on your computer correctly is:

Start New Windows Application >> In Solution Explorer >> Right Click the Reference and select Add Reference.

A window will apear , Scroll Down the window you will see the DirectX components which we have discussed in previous section.If the components are there , It means that DirectX is installed correctly.

 

 

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