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Old January 27th, 2004, 08:39 AM
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I want to learn how to use directx with vb.net .

Could you recommend me a book related to this topic, please?

 
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DirectX is still a COM technology, so you will probably need to bone up on your COM/.Net interoperability.

What type of DirectX programming are you looking to do. I have a good book specifically for DirectShow, which is the subset of DirectX for video editing, displaying.

Programming Microsoft DirectShow for Digital Video and Television
by Mark D. Pesce (Author)
Publisher: Microsoft Press; Book and CD-ROM edition (February 12, 2003)
ISBN: 0735618216

Some of the reviews on this book say that it doesn't help resolve the real world issues that you come across, and is more a re-statement of MSDN, but I found that I didn't have enough background to follow what was in MSDN. Although, I have let that project slide, I found that coming from doing no video editing work, this book was a very good starting place.

(Sorry that this post isn't very helpful unless you are interested in DirectShow.)

There are many books on DirectX out, and I would expect it would be better to get a good book explaining the API, and learn the .Net issues/steps on your own. But there may be a good book out there already.

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Borders/Amazon has the following books with good reviews:

Managed DirectX 9 Kick Start : Graphics and Game Programming
by Tom Miller (Author)
Publisher: Pearson Education; Book and CD-ROM edition (October 24, 2003)
ISBN: 0672325969

C# and Game Programming: A Beginner's Guide
by Salvatore A. Buono
Publisher: A K Peters Ltd; Book and CD-ROM edition (October 24, 2003)
ISBN: 1568811934

I haven't read either of these, but I have had good success when I have followed the reviews on this site. One is definately C# based, and you would have to do translations, but VB.Net can do almost everything that C# can do, so it may still apply. The other one doesn't state a language, but I would expect C#.



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I just found out my m8 has Managed DirectX 9 Kick Start : Graphics and Game Programming i will borrow it from him. I also expect that examples will be in c# and this can be a problem. Well i meant to start learning c# anyway.
Thank for you're help, if anyone has found a book that has examples for vb.net i would be very happy if he would tell me.
 
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Please update the forum when you have made an opinion on this book. It would be nice to know how helpful it was. We may want to purchase it. Also, please let us know if it is specifically C#, VB.Net, or .Net in general.

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I can tell you know that examples are not for vb.net





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