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Size of DXSDK docs?

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Does anyone actually know how many printed pages the SDK is? Also, is there an easy way of printing them off? I've tried to print off a high-level topic and everything gets screwed up. I realize that I'm talking about hundreds of pages, that's not a problem. Late night visits to a campus computer lab can solve this;) Thanks

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I've heard that it's into the thousands, from both the DX team and from someone who routinely prints out the entire docset. IMO, it's kind of a waste, because new docsets come out every 2 months.

Also, I'm not even sure you can print the managed docs (correctly), since it has all of that dynamic stuff in it.

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I've heard that it's into the thousands, from both the DX team and from someone who routinely prints out the entire docset. IMO, it's kind of a waste, because new docsets come out every 2 months.

Also, I'm not even sure you can print the managed docs (correctly), since it has all of that dynamic stuff in it.


I do agree that they do change regularly, but I was wanting a hard copy to study and read on my down time.

How large is D3D documentation? Guess I'll find out tonight;) That's why I pay $3200 a semester, eh?

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The bulk of the docs are D3D (DirectSound is 2nd largest). It's fine to print one copy out, because the documentation isn't going to be changing that much (that is, until DX10 is released). However, in the future you may want to:

[smile]

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haha, has any one ever caught themselves going to "pick up" the documents? Bit difficult really lol.


Well, gotta read something other than my horrendous Simulation book..;)


(found here: http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/0471352934/ref=pd_sl_aw_alx-jeb-9-1_book_6223495_2/102-6469022-9636139)

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Does anyone actually know how many printed pages the SDK is?

IIRC, for the DX9 Summer Update docs:
Direct3D Reference was ~700 pages
D3DX Reference was like ~1000 pages

I've not tried the guides, or other parts of the DX API.


Wow.....Maybe print out selected portions then, eh?

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Does anyone actually know how many printed pages the SDK is?

IIRC, for the DX9 Summer Update docs:
Direct3D Reference was ~700 pages
D3DX Reference was like ~1000 pages

I've not tried the guides, or other parts of the DX API.


Wow.....Maybe print out selected portions then, eh?

What?! You're not a millionaire?
I'm disappointed [grin].

Seriously, I'd definitely print selectively. Or better, get yourself familiar with reading directly from the monitor - much much cheaper [smile]

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What?! You're not a millionaire?
I'm disappointed [grin].

Seriously, I'd definitely print selectively. Or better, get yourself familiar with reading directly from the monitor - much much cheaper [smile]


Wish I had that kinda money! :)

I would prefer to read from the monitor but my eyes *hurt* from being at the monitor for 10hrs/day, and any time I can get away from the monitor and still learn this stuff is awesome.

Ah, well..I'll get what I need and then hold off till I need some more ;)

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