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Interactive 3D Text Sample

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Description

This sample creates three dimensional, editable text, as shown in the following illustration.

Screen shot of three-dimensional “hello world” text

Requirements

Minimum supported clientWindows 7 or Windows Vista with Service Pack 2 (SP2) and Platform Update for Windows Vista
Minimum supported serverWindows Server 2008 R2 or Windows Server 2008 with Service Pack 2 (SP2) and Platform Update for Windows Server 2008
Windows SDKWindows Software Development Kit (SDK) for Windows 7

 

Additional Requirements

Microsoft DirectX SDK (March 2009 or later)

Downloading the Sample

This sample is available in the following locations.

LocationPath/URL
Windows SDK\Program Files\Microsoft SDKs\Windows\v7.0\Samples\Multimedia\Direct2D\Interactive3dTextSample
Code GalleryDownload from MSDN Code Gallery

 

Installation Instructions

After installing the DirectX SDK, you must configure your system to use the executables and include files provided by the DirectX SDK.

Configuring without Visual Studio

  1. Open a Windows SDK command shell.
  2. Type "<drive>:\Program Files\Microsoft DirectX SDK <version>\Utilities\bin\dx_setenv.cmd" (For 64-bit versions of Windows, type "<drive>:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft DirectX SDK <version>\Utilities\bin\dx_setenv.cmd") where <drive> is the drive to which the DirectX SDK was installed and version is the version you downloaded. For example, "C:\Program Files\Microsoft DirectX SDK (March 2009)\Utilities\bin\dx_setenv.cmd" You must perform this step each type you compile the sample.
  3. To compile the sample, type vcbuild /u Interactive3dTextSample.sln.

Configuring Visual Studio 2008

You must configure Visual Studio for each platform (Win32 or x64) you want to build against.

For Building Against the Win32 Platform

  1. Launch Visual Studio 2008.
  2. Open the Tools menu and select Options…. The Options dialog box appears.
  3. In the left pane of the Options dialog box, expand the Projects and Solutions node.
  4. Under Projects and Solutions, select VC++ Directories.
  5. In the right pane, set the Platform drop-down list box to "Win32" and the Show directories for drop-down list box to "Executable files".
  6. At the bottom of the list of executable file directories, create a new entry for the DirectX SDK:
    • For machines running 32-bit versions of Windows, add the following path: <drive>:\Program Files\Microsoft DirectX SDK <version>\Utilities\bin\x86 (If there was already such an entry, move it to the bottom of the list.)
    • For machines running 64-bit versions of Windows, add the following path: <drive>:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft DirectX SDK <version>\Utilities\bin\x86 (If there was already such an entry, move it to the bottom of the list.)
  7. Set the Show directories for drop-down list box to "Include" files.
  8. At the bottom of the list of directories, create a new entry for the DirectX SDK:
    • For machines running 32-bit versions of Windows, add the following path: <drive>:\Program Files\Microsoft DirectX SDK <version>\Include (If there was already such an entry, move it to the bottom of the list.)
    • For machines running 64-bit versions of Windows, add the following path: <drive>:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft DirectX SDK <version>\Include (If there was already such an entry, move it to the bottom of the list.)
  9. Set the Show directories for drop-down list box to "Library" files.
  10. At the bottom of the list of directories, create a new entry for the DirectX SDK:
    • For machines running 32-bit versions of Windows, add the following path: <drive>:\Program Files\Microsoft DirectX SDK <version>\Lib\x86 (If there was already such an entry, move it to the bottom of the list.)
    • For machines running 64-bit versions of Windows, add the following path: <drive>:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft DirectX SDK <version>\Lib\x86 (If there was already such an entry, move it to the bottom of the list.)
  11. Click OK.

For Building Against the x64 Platform

  1. Launch Visual Studio 2008.
  2. Open the Tools menu and select Options…. The Options dialog box appears.
  3. In the left pane of the Options dialog box, expand the Projects and Solutions node.
  4. Under Projects and Solutions, select "VC++ Directories".
  5. In the right pane, set the Platform drop-down list box to "x64" and the Show directories for drop-down list box to "Executable" files.
  6. At the bottom of the list of executable file directories, create a new entry for the DirectX SDK:
    • For machines running 32-bit versions of Windows, add the following path: <drive>:\Program Files\Microsoft DirectX SDK <version>\Utilities\bin\x86 (If there was already such an entry, move it to the bottom of the list.)
    • For machines running 64-bit versions of Windows, add the following path: <drive>:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft DirectX SDK <version>\Utilities\bin\x64 (If there was already such an entry, move it to the bottom of the list.)
  7. Set the Show directories for drop-down list box to "Include" files.
  8. At the bottom of the list of directories, create a new entry for the DirectX SDK:
    • For machines running 32-bit versions of Windows, add the following path: <drive>:\Program Files\Microsoft DirectX SDK <version>\Include (If there was already such an entry, move it to the bottom of the list.)
    • For machines running 64-bit versions of Windows, add the following path: <drive>:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft DirectX SDK <version>\Include (If there was already such an entry, move it to the bottom of the list.)
  9. Set the Show directories for drop-down list box to "Library" files.
  10. At the bottom of the list of directories, create a new entry for the DirectX SDK:
    • For machines running 32-bit versions of Windows, add the following path: <drive>:\Program Files\Microsoft DirectX SDK <version>\Lib\x64 (If there was already such an entry, move it to the bottom of the list.)
    • For machines running 64-bit versions of Windows, add the following path: <drive>:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft DirectX SDK <version>\Lib\x64 (If there was already such an entry, move it to the bottom of the list.)
  11. Click OK.

Building the Sample

Building the Sample Using the Command Prompt

  1. Open the Command Prompt window and run the dx_setenv.cmd (see the Configuring without Visual Studio section for more information.)
  2. Navigate to the sample directory.
  3. Type vcbuild /u Interactive3dTextSample.sln.

Building the Sample Using Visual Studio 2008 (Preferred Method)

  1. Open Windows Explorer and navigate to the sample directory.
  2. Double-click the icon for the .sln (solution) file to open the file in Visual Studio.
  3. In the Build menu, select Build Solution. The application will be built in the default \Debug or \Release directory.

 

 

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