DirectInput

This is a discussion on DirectInput within the Windows Programming forums, part of the Platform Specific Boards category; I'm trying to use DirectInput in my program and was basically wondering where/how do I start? I've found some tutorials ...

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    DirectInput

    I'm trying to use DirectInput in my program and was basically wondering where/how do I start? I've found some tutorials but at this point all I really want to do is play with one input device at a time. Most tutorials start with a minimum of mouse/keyboard.

    Also, I'm using the DirectX 9 SDK and was wondering if there would be any kind of conflicts if I mixed different versions of DirectX in my program (ie: DirectInput 9, DirectDraw 7, etc)?

    mw
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    why would you have different versions of the SDK on your computer? I hope you installed them in different directories so that only one version can be used for any given program.

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    Never mind. I found my answer about version compatibility.

    Anyway, what about the DirectInput tutorials? There is not a single tutorial I've found that starts at the beginning of the program and illustrates how to setup a single input device (everything shows you how to setup multiple devices and doesn't show you includes, etc).

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    Ok, I think this is starting to sink in a little.

    I'm using the DirectInput8Create function:

    Code:
    int My_Direct_Input (void)
    {
         FILE *fp = fopen ("initialize_report.txt", "a");
    
         if (!(DirectInput8Create (hInstance, DIRECTINPUT_VERSION, IID_IDirectInput8, (void **) &m_pDirectInput, NULL)))
         {
              fprintf (fp, "\n\nDirectInput initialization: FAILED");
              Direct_flag = 0;
         }
         else
         {
              (insert initialization code here)
         }
    }
    The error I'm getting is:
    'DirectInput8Create' undefined; assuming extern returning int

    I have dinput.h in my includes and dinput.lib in my library modules, so I'm really not sure why this is undefined.

    Does anyone know why I'm getting this error?

    mw
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    Ok, I've found out why I couldn't get it to compile:

    MSVC++ ver 6.0 isn't supported by any SDKs effective 12/04.

    In order to use DirectX ver 9 with it, you have to use the 10/04 release of DirectX:

    http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/d...DisplayLang=en

    mw
    Last edited by Lionmane; 11-13-2005 at 01:01 AM.
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