Windows 10 Creators Update SDK

The Windows 10 Creators Update (build 15063, aka Version 1703) is now available along with a new Windows 10 SDK release. The Windows 10 Creators Update SDK (10.0.15063) can be installed via VS 2017 (15.1) or as a standalone installer. This includes DirectXMath 3.10 and updated versions of Direct3D 12, DXGI 1.6, Direct3D 11.4 Direct2D,…

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DirectX Tool Kit and C++/WinRT

The February 2017 releases of DirectX Tool Kit for DirectX 11 and DirectX 12 are now available on GitHub. In addition to various bug-fixes and a few minor improvements to the input classes (Mouse, Keyboard, and GamePad), the libraries now also support C++/WinRT applications for UWP and Xbox One. C++/WinRT language projections allow you to use…

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Windows 10 Anniversary Update SDK

Windows 10 Anniversary Update (build 14393, aka Version 1607) is now available along with a new Windows 10 SDK release. The Windows 10 Anniversary Update SDK (10.0.14393) can be installed via an optional install with VS 2015 Update 3 or as a standalone installer. This includes DirectXMath 3.09 and updated versions of Direct3D 12, Direct3D 11.4, DXGI 1.5, Direct2D/DirectWrite…

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Direct3D Game Visual Studio templates (Redux)

Back in January, I released a D3D11Win32Game Visual Studio 2013 template for Win32 desktop development primarily to support my DirectX Tool Kit tutorials. I modeled it after the basic template that we ship with the Xbox One XDK that consist of a Game class which sets up a device, swap chain, and timed rendering loop. I’ve…

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Windows 10 SDK (November 2015)

The Windows 10 SDK for the November 2015 update of Windows 10 (build 10586) is now available. It can be installed via an optional install with VS 2015 Update 1 or as a standalone installer. This includes DirectXMath 3.08, Direct3D 11.4, Direct3D 12.0, DXGI 1.5, updates to Direct2D/DirectWrite 1.3, and XAudio 2.9. GitHub: All of…

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Windows 10 SDK RTM

Last week saw the release of the final version of VS 2015, and yesterday was the release of the Windows 10 SDK (build 10240). The Windows 10 SDK is installed via VS 2015 Custom install options or as a standalone installer. This includes DirectXMath 3.07, Direct3D 11.3, Direct3D 12.0, DXGI 1.4, Direct2D/DirectWrite 1.3, and XAudio…

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Visual Studio Tools for Windows 10 Preview

A preview of Visual Studio 2015 toolset with the Windows 10 SDK is now available through the Windows Insiders program. See the Building Apps for Windows blog, Visual Studio Team blog, and Somasegar’s blog for additional information. DirectX 12: This preview includes the headers and libraries needed to build DirectX 12 (as well as Direct3D 11.3, DXGI…

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Direct3D Win32 Game Visual Studio template

For people new to DirectX development, MSDN provides numerous tutorials for writing Windows Store apps, Windows phone apps, and Universal apps which all begin with creating a new project using a Visual Studio template built into to VS 2012 or VS 2013. For people targeting Win32 desktop (i.e. when developing on or for Windows 7),…

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