Wrox Programmer Forums

Need to download code?

View our list of code downloads.

Go Back   Wrox Programmer Forums > Visual Basic > VB 6 Visual Basic 6 > VB.NET
Password Reminder
Register
| FAQ | Members List | Calendar | Search | Today's Posts | Mark Forums Read
VB.NET General VB.NET discussions for issues that don't fall into other VB.NET forums.
Welcome to the p2p.wrox.com Forums.

You are currently viewing the VB.NET section of the Wrox Programmer to Programmer discussions. This is a community of tens of thousands of software programmers and website developers including Wrox book authors and readers. As a guest, you can read any forum posting. By joining today you can post your own programming questions, respond to other developers’ questions, and eliminate the ads that are displayed to guests. Registration is fast, simple and absolutely free .
DRM-free e-books 300x50
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
  #1 (permalink)  
Old January 27th, 2004, 08:39 AM
Authorized User
 
Join Date: Dec 2003
Location: , , .
Posts: 28
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default directx programing

I want to learn how to use directx with vb.net .

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

Reply With Quote
  #2 (permalink)  
Old January 27th, 2004, 12:23 PM
Friend of Wrox
 
Join Date: Jun 2003
Location: Sparks, NV, USA.
Posts: 101
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Send a message via MSN to jlick
Default

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.

John R Lick
JohnRLick@hotmail.com
Reply With Quote
  #3 (permalink)  
Old January 27th, 2004, 12:33 PM
Friend of Wrox
 
Join Date: Jun 2003
Location: Sparks, NV, USA.
Posts: 101
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Send a message via MSN to jlick
Default

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#.



John R Lick
JohnRLick@hotmail.com
Reply With Quote
  #4 (permalink)  
Old January 27th, 2004, 02:46 PM
Authorized User
 
Join Date: Dec 2003
Location: , , .
Posts: 28
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

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.
Reply With Quote
  #5 (permalink)  
Old January 27th, 2004, 05:13 PM
Friend of Wrox
 
Join Date: Jun 2003
Location: Sparks, NV, USA.
Posts: 101
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Send a message via MSN to jlick
Default

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.

Thanks,

John R Lick
JohnRLick@hotmail.com
Reply With Quote
  #6 (permalink)  
Old January 28th, 2004, 07:07 AM
Authorized User
 
Join Date: Dec 2003
Location: , , .
Posts: 28
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

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

Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Develop 3D game with C# + DirectX + .NET skywalker1987 C# 1 July 18th, 2013 02:39 AM
about directx Innaorouk C# 2 August 27th, 2007 08:39 PM
Help. How to play media files using DirectX dextergaisie Pro VB 6 0 May 15th, 2007 06:09 AM
managed directx 9drawsubset problem? mmmobasher C# 0 December 1st, 2005 05:29 AM
How to speed up 10 times using directX? czw6296 C++ Programming 2 October 19th, 2005 10:47 PM



All times are GMT -4. The time now is 06:55 AM.


Powered by vBulletin®
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
© 2013 John Wiley & Sons, Inc.