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State block changes (dx8.1 to 9.0c)

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Hey, folks, Some of the state block stuff has disappeared between dx8.1 and dx9.0c. Specifically, I'm looking at dx8.1 code that uses DeleteStateBlock, CaptureStateBlock, and ApplyStateBlock. Can anyone point me to some info on how to accomplish what these methods were doing, now that they no longer appear in the sdk?? Respectfully,

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CreateStateBlock() now gives you back a COM object (IDirect3DStateBlock9) rather than a handle;

IDirect3DStateBlock9 has 3 methods itself:


IDirect3DStateBlock9 is inherited from IUnknown so also provides:



d3dDevice->DeleteStateBlock(stateblockHandle) == stateblock->Release()
d3dDevice->CaptureStateBlock(stateblockHandle) == stateblock->Capture()
d3dDevice->ApplyStateBlock(stateblockHandle) == stateblock->Apply()


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