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Will directx 9 sdk work with directx 7/8 code?

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I was just wondering because the book I'm reading has code written in directc 7/8 and I thought it would be prudent to just install the latest sdk.

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I'm pretty sure it does. I was doing some DirectX 5 code when using the DirectX 7 or 8 a few years back and it works fine. I'm fairly sure they've made it backwards compatible with the earlier versions.

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Old DirectX code should mostly work with the latest SDK. Exceptions being if you try to mix old and new code (like trying to use a DirectX 9 Direct3D interface at the same time as using a DirectX 8 Direct3D interface, though using say the DirectX 8 DirectPlay at the same times as DirectX 9 Direct3D is fine) or code relying on bugs in previous versions.

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