visual basic express edition & directx  
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ggo6





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Can Visual basic express edition use all the functions of directx If yes how can I get visual basic to work with it

Visual Studio Express Editions6  
 
 
ahmedilyas





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Good question.

I believe it should be possible (although I don't have express) - you need to download and install the Managed DirectX SDK. then implement the appropriate resources/dll's etc... and develop away.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx FamilyId=1FD20DF1-DEC6-47D0-8BEF-10E266DFDAB8&displaylang=en

 

there are samples in the library so load them and run them, if they run then yes you can develop and use the features of DirectX in the express editions



 
 
ggo6





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Although I'm not brand new, I haven't really began using all of visual basics tools, so can you tell me what the library is
 
 
ahmedilyas





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it's an SDK which allows you to access and use DirectX components within your applications.

There are plenty examples in that SDK on how to create an app with the DirectX implemented.



 
 
ggo6





PostPosted: Visual Basic Express Edition, visual basic express edition & directx Top

So it comes with the directx SDK And does directx work with express

thanks by the way


 
 
ggo6





PostPosted: Visual Basic Express Edition, visual basic express edition & directx Top

I'm afraid I've become terribly confused. Should the examples be in the lib folder, and how am I supposed to open them
 
 
ahmedilyas





PostPosted: Visual Basic Express Edition, visual basic express edition & directx Top

they will be in the samples folder

 
 
SJWhiteley





PostPosted: Visual Basic Express Edition, visual basic express edition & directx Top

If you are a beginner to Visual Basic, and DirectX, then you have a steep learning curve. If you are determined to learn both then there's nothing holding you back, but you need to learn the basics first (it's like you are asking how to be a racing car driver without first being able to drive, or even how a car works). If you want people to invest time helping you, you will need to invest time in helping yourself.

You need to first understand the VB tools. On top of that, you need to be able to 'work the language'. It's also likely that the DirectX samples will be severely lacking: i.e. not complete projects, and possibly in different languages (C#, C, C++).You will need to know how to translate from one language to another.

Use this forum to help you with the VB language side of things, but for DirectX questions your best bet is the game technology forums, such s the DirectX 101 forum: http://forums.microsoft.com/MSDN/ShowForum.aspx ForumID=106&SiteID=1



 
 
ggo6





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I am trying to help myself, and I agree that I'm not ready. However, directx is something I'd like to learn and I want to know if I'm headed in the right direction using express and visual basic. If I am, then I'll keep practicing until I'm ready, if not then I'll find another method and start working on that. Thank you for your help, but really I'm just intrested in knowing if its possible