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chrisdega

diretx 7 for vb

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Does anyone know where I can find directx 7 for vb, not direct x 8, i need direct draw not direct 3d. A good programmer is a lazy programmer....

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DirectX is based on COM objects, which means that anything inside the object never goes away. You can add to it, as long as it''s backward compatible.

That means that Directx 8.1 still includes DirectDraw. Of course, it is the same DirectDraw from DX7, but it will never be updated. The updated DirectDraw is what was integrated with Direct3D.

You can get DirectX 8.1, and access DirectDraw the same way you would if you were using DX7.

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Microsoft still has the DX7 SDK available for download
http://msdn.microsoft.com/downloads/?url=/downloads/topic.asp?URL=/MSDN-FILES/028/001/168/topic.xml&frame=true

The DX8 SDK will still work for development, but doesn''t include DirectDraw documentation which is a shame.


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