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Getting Started with DirectX Graphics

Microsoft DirectX graphics provides a set of APIs that you can use to create games and other high-performance multimedia apps. DirectX graphics includes support for high-performance 2-D and 3-D graphics.

Direct2D

Direct2D is a hardware-accelerated, immediate-mode, 2-D graphics API that provides high performance and high-quality rendering for 2-D geometry, bitmaps, and text.

Direct3D

Direct3D enables you to create 3-D graphics for games and scientific apps.

DirectWrite

DirectWrite supports high-quality text rendering, resolution-independent outline fonts, and full Unicode text and layouts.

DirectXMath

DirectXMath provides an optimal and portable interface for arithmetic and linear algebra operations on single-precision floating-point vectors (2D, 3D, and 4D) or matrices (3×3 and 4×4).

Classic DirectX Graphics

Microsoft DirectX graphics technologies that are currently minimally used. We do not recommend using these classic DirectX graphics technologies for new apps.

Tools for DirectX Graphics

Describes tools for DirectX Graphics.

DirectX Graphics Articles

Contains technical articles for DirectX Graphics.

XAudio2

Provides a signal processing and mixing foundation for games. XAudio2 replaces DirectSound.

XInput

Describes how to use the XInput API to interact with the Xbox 360 Controller when it is connected to a Windows computer. XInput replaces DirectInput.

 

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