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Initializing Communication with the Direct3D Version 11 DDI

This section applies only to Windows 7 and later, and Windows Server 2008 R2 and later versions of Windows operating system.

To initialize communication with the user-mode display driver DLL's version 11 DDI, the Direct3D version 11 runtime first loads the DLL if the DLL is not yet loaded. The Direct3D runtime next calls the user-mode display driver's OpenAdapter10_2 function through the DLL's export table to open an instance of the graphics adapter. The OpenAdapter10_2 function is the DLL's only exported function.

Note   The OpenAdapter10_2 function is identical to the OpenAdapter10 function except that OpenAdapter10_2 returns a table of the driver's adapter-specific functions in the pAdapterFuncs_2 member of the D3D10DDIARG_OPENADAPTER structure, and OpenAdapter10 returns a table of the driver's adapter-specific functions in the pAdapterFuncs member of D3D10DDIARG_OPENADAPTER. pAdapterFuncs_2 points to a D3D10_2DDI_ADAPTERFUNCS structure; pAdapterFuncs points to a D3D10DDI_ADAPTERFUNCS structure.

OpenAdapter10_2 was designed to make initializing drivers more efficient. You must implement OpenAdapter10_2 in your Direct3D version 11 drivers. You can also implement OpenAdapter10_2 (rather than or in addition to OpenAdapter10) in your Direct3D version 10.1 drivers to increase the initialization efficiency of those drivers. For more information about implementing OpenAdapter10_2 in Direct3D version 10.1 drivers, see Version Discovery Support. OpenAdapter10_2 handles the exchange of versioning and other information between the runtime and the driver.

Versioning

OpenAdapter10_2 and the driver's adapter-specific functions change the way versioning between the Direct3D API and Direct3D DDI is handled from the way that Direct3D 10 handled versioning (for more information about how Direct3D 10 handles versioning, see Initializing Communication with the Direct3D Version 10 DDI). Instead of the Direct3D API relying upon failure of the driver's OpenAdapter10_2 function to indicate no support for a particular version (as with OpenAdapter10_2), the driver must explicitly list the DDI versions it supports. The Direct3D runtime calls the user-mode display driver's GetSupportedVersions function (one of the driver's adapter-specific functions) to query for the DDI versions that the driver supports.

There are at least two new DDI versions for the Direct3D 11 DDI functions. Each DDI version distinguishes whether the DDI runs on Windows Vista or Windows 7. However, support of the Direct3D 11 DDI does not necessarily indicate full support of the hardware features that are associated with D3D_FEATURE_LEVEL_11. Drivers can support the new threading features of the Direct3D 11 DDI with hardware that does not support the other features that are exposed by the Direct3D 11 DDI, like tessellation, and so on. The following code shows how each DDI version is distinguished:


// D3D11.0 on Vista
#define D3D11_DDI_MAJOR_VERSION 11
#define D3D11_0_DDI_MINOR_VERSION ...
#define D3D11_0_DDI_INTERFACE_VERSION \
    ((D3D11_DDI_MAJOR_VERSION << 16) | D3D11_0_DDI_MINOR_VERSION)
#define D3D11_0_DDI_BUILD_VERSION ...
#define D3D11_0_DDI_SUPPORTED \
    ((((UINT64)D3D11_0_DDI_INTERFACE_VERSION) << 32) | \
    (((UINT64)D3D11_0_DDI_BUILD_VERSION) << 16))

// D3D11.0 on Windows 7
#define D3D11_0_7_DDI_MINOR_VERSION ...
#define D3D11_0_7_DDI_INTERFACE_VERSION \
    ((D3D11_DDI_MAJOR_VERSION << 16) | D3D11_0_7_DDI_MINOR_VERSION)
#define D3D11_0_7_DDI_BUILD_VERSION ...
#define D3D11_0_7_DDI_SUPPORTED \
    ((((UINT64)D3D11_0_7_DDI_INTERFACE_VERSION) << 32) | \
    (((UINT64)D3D11_0_7_DDI_BUILD_VERSION) << 16))
 
#ifndef IS_D3D11_WIN7_INTERFACE_VERSION
#define IS_D3D11_WIN7_INTERFACE_VERSION( i ) (D3D11_0_7_DDI_INTERFACE_VERSION == i)
#endif 

Information Exchange

In addition to specifying version information, the driver's OpenAdapter10_2 function also exchanges other information between the runtime and the driver.

In the call to the driver's OpenAdapter10_2 function, the runtime supplies the pfnQueryAdapterInfoCb adapter callback function in the pAdapterCallbacks member of the D3D10DDIARG_OPENADAPTER structure. The user-mode display driver should call the pfnQueryAdapterInfoCb adapter callback function to query for the graphics hardware capabilities from the display miniport driver.

The runtime calls the user-mode display driver's CreateDevice(D3D10) function (one of the driver's adapter-specific functions) to create a display device for handling a collection of render state and to complete the initialization. When the initialization is complete, the Direct3D version 11 runtime can call the display driver-supplied Direct3D version 11 functions, and the user-mode display driver can call the runtime-supplied functions.

The user-mode display driver's CreateDevice(D3D10) function is called with a D3D10DDIARG_CREATEDEVICE structure whose members are set up in the following manner to initialize the user-mode display driver's version 11 DDI:

  • The runtime sets Interface to the version of the interface that the runtime requires from the user-mode display driver.

  • The runtime sets Version to a number that the driver can use to identify when the runtime is built. For example, the driver can use the version number to differentiate between a runtime released with Windows Vista and a runtime released with a subsequent service pack, which might contain a fix that the driver requires.

  • The runtime sets hRTDevice to specify the handle that the driver should use when the driver calls back into the runtime.

  • The runtime sets hDrvDevice to specify the handle that the runtime uses in subsequent driver calls.

  • The runtime supplies a table of its device-specific callback functions in the D3DDDI_DEVICECALLBACKS structure to which pKTCallbacks points. The user-mode display driver calls the runtime-supplied callback functions to access kernel-mode services in the display miniport driver.

  • The user-mode display driver returns a table of its device-specific functions in the D3D11DDI_DEVICEFUNCS structure to which p11DeviceFuncs points.

  • The runtime supplies a DXGI_DDI_BASE_ARGS structure to which DXGIBaseDDI points. The runtime and the user-mode display driver supply their DirectX Graphics Infrastructure DDI to this structure.

  • The runtime sets hRTCoreLayer to specify the handle that the driver should use when the driver calls back into the runtime to access core Direct3D 10 functionality (that is, in calls to the functions that the p11UMCallbacks member specifies).

  • The runtime supplies a table of its core callback functions in the D3D11DDI_CORELAYER_DEVICECALLBACKS structure to which p11UMCallbacks points. The user-mode display driver calls the runtime-supplied core callback functions to refresh state.

 

 

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