DirectX books for beginner

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    Question DirectX books for beginner

    Hi,

    I want to do serious graphics programming using DirectX. Does anybody know good books for beginning purpose??
    I know how to use COM and also I have read the book by
    VanDam, Foley on the priciples of Graphics.
    So I am having a basic knowledge about graphics fundamentals so I just need good startup using DirectX.

    Thanks
    Jatan

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    Hmm...My suggestion is to get Tricks of the Windows Game Programming Gurus, by Andre Lamothe. I haven't finished it, but it is a pretty good book. Although, if you're copying code from the book, then you'll need to do some extra typecasting in VC++.
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    Inside directx.
    otherwise Windows game programming for dummies has a great deal of directx stuff and keeps it pretty simple.

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    Does anyone know any good DirectX 8.0 beginner books?

    Thanks
    Chris

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    Id avoid Windows Game programming for dummies unless you have a reasonable grounding in windows api programming!
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    he said he knew com and basic graphics so he should know windows api somewhat I was able to read that book with limited knowlege windows api and didn't have to much touble.

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    I have this book called Beginning Direct3D game programming...it handles much of the basics, but it only covers the ommonfiles =)

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