My options for Directx

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    Question My options for Directx

    What are my options for using Directx library in my app?

    COM, .NET and native lib? Am I right?
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    No. The native lib is just an easier way to get at the COM objects. Effectively your options are COM and .Net.
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    You mean native lib is a COM wrapper?
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    All the native DirectX libraries contain are a few functions that wrap the CoInitializeEx and CoCreateInstance calls.

    Oh, and of course they contain the implementations of the COM objects. So effectively, COM and native lib are the same.
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    .Net is a wrapper for COM? Or...?

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    Anyway how should I use COM in a C# app?
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    Add a reference to the com object in your project. You know you can select directx from a .net componet right? Or maybe I am confused by what you mean.
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    You know you can select directx from a .net componet right?
    No I can't. Only new version supports .net.
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    Ok then just add a COM reference to directx. You can use it by declaring the class(es) that you want to use from directx and just new them out. Now I can't tell you what classes etc cause well I am not a directx man but I have done a fair amount of COM + C# ness it is fairly easy to do.
    This maybe?: http://www.c-sharpcorner.com/UploadF...6-8c0d3fa71f07
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