D3D Debugging not working...

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    Not stupid, just stupider yaya's Avatar
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    I've been putting this off for a while, but now I need it. Using Frank Luna's examples for the debugging, I never get anthing popping up. I have been into the Control Panel->DirectX and set it to debug version, but I still get nothing.
    But now that I think about it, sometimes I get a window that pops up that is completely blank and has the options OK and Cancel. Could this be it? I'm using everything as of Frank Luna's examples (in the way of debugging) so surely it can't be his fault (again).

    Cheers.

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    The DXTrace functions do not seem to work in non-Unicode projects. If you turn unicode on you will see text. I've tried to get text with the project character set set to 'wide' and 'not set' and it just does not work.

    You can look in DXErr9.h to see why this is happening. According to what I see it appears to be a bug.

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    Ah! Cheers.
    But when I go to "Project->Properties->Configuration Properties->General" (is this the right place?) and I changeCharacter Set from Multi-byte to Unicode and compile, I get this error everywhere I called HR():
    error C2664: 'DXTraceW' : cannot convert parameter 4 from 'const char [34]' to 'const WCHAR *'
    Any Ideas?

    Thanks.

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    Put an L in front of the string literal or use the TEXT() macro.

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    Is there any way to call the DXTrace in unicode without putting the rest of the program in unicode? Because I will have to go through all my code and change things (which could take a while).

    Cheers.

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    I figured it out. For future reference, call DXTrace like this:

    DXTraceW(__FILE__, __LINE__, hr, L#x, TRUE);

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    Yep. That puts the L in front of the string like I mentioned.

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    Ah, sorry.
    I tried TEXT() and that didn't work for some reason, but L did.
    But you taught me that you can use unicode functions in non-unicode programs, and that's what I was trying to figure out. So thanks, that'll be really useful.

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