VS 2017 (15.7 update)

The Visual Studio 2017 (15.7 update) is now available for download, and you should see the ‘new update available’ notification in the coming weeks–you can also get the update now by downloading the ‘free trial’ version of the installer which will let you update your system. The latest VS 2017 Redistribution packages are available (x86,…

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Windows 10 April 2018 Update SDK

The Windows 10 April 2018 Update (a.k.a. Version 1803) is now available along with the Windows 10 SDK (10.0.17134). The new SDK can be installed via VS 2017 (15.7 update) or as a standalone installer. This release includes some updates to DirectX 12, DirectWrite, and DXGI. See What’s New in Windows 10 for developers, build…

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GitHub, NuGet, and VSTS

There are April 2018 releases on GitHub for DirectX Tool Kit (DX11 / DX12), DirectXTex, DirectXMesh, and UVAtlas. These were more minor releases focused on code quality, fixing a few bugs, and cleaning up some new /analyze issues based on the C++ Core Checker rules that will be appearing in Visual Studio 2017 (15.7 update)…

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VS 2017 (15.6 update)

The Visual Studio 2017 (15.6 update) is now available for download, and you should see the ‘new update available’ notification in the coming weeks–you can also get the update now by downloading the ‘free trial’ version of the installer which will let you update your system. The latest VS 2017 Redistribution packages are available (x86,…

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DirectXMesh Update

The February 2018 release of DirectXMesh is available on GitHub. I wanted to call attention to this release in particular because I discovered an important and long-standing bug in the library that is now fixed. First, the good news: I have implemented a vertex welding algorithm similar to the legacy function D3DXWeldVertices, and I’ve added support…

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DirectX and UWP on Xbox One

With the release of the Fall Creators Update (October 2017) for Xbox One, UWP apps can now opt into expanded resources as was announced in this Windows Blog post. Details about UWP on Xbox One can be found on MSDN, but in this blog post I’ll be talking about a few technical issues and specifics…

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VS 2017 (15.5 update)

The Visual Studio 2017 (15.5 update) is now available for download, and you should see the ‘new update available’ notification in the coming weeks–you can also get the update now by downloading the ‘free trial’ version of the installer which will let you update your system. This is second major update to the 19.x C++…

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CodePlex vs. GitHub

Note that as of today, CodePlex is now ‘read-only’ per this blog post and this announcement. I’ve been recommending people using CodePlex for DirectX Tool Kit for DirectX 11, DirectXTex, DirectXMesh, and UVAtlas move to using GitHub for some time, but it’s now official. The CodePlex archive is expected to stay online as read-only, but…

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Windows 10 Fall Creators Update SDK

The Windows 10 Fall Creators Update (a.k.a. Version 1710) will be released October 17 is now available. The Windows 10 Fall Creators Update SDK (10.0.16299) is now available and can be installed via VS 2017 (15.4) or as a standalone installer. This includes DirectXMath 3.11, updated DirectX 12, and updated Direct2D/DirectWrite. See What’s New in…

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Visual Studio 2017 (15.3) update

Since the release of Visual Studio 2017 in March, there have been two minor updates (15.1 and 15.2) per the new release rhythm. The first update (15.1) integrated the Windows 10 Creators Update SDK (15063), and the second update (15.2) included fixes for the IDE and tools. Neither of these updates included significant changes to…

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