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Where's the documentation?

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The documentation that is downloaded with the SDK (9.0 August) seems to be the same as what's on MSDN, and both are barely of more use than the intellisense popups. Mostly they just give you the name of the method or class and the function declaration. Useless. Surely there must be some real documentation that actually describes what different things do and maybe if I'm lucky, a brief overview on how to use them. I feel kind of like I'm stumbling around in the dark tripping over things. How does anybody learn to use this DirectX stuff? Thanks, -Sandra

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If you're talking about managed DirectX, then yes, the documentation is quite lacking. It's a work in progress. If you intend to do any MDX development, you'll have to revert to the C++ documentation to know how things work, then figure out (from the namespace hierarchy, object browser, or dissassembly) how things work in MDX.

Most of the time, you can figure out how to do what you want by looking at the namespaces and their members. When you can't figure out something, come here and people will try to help [smile]

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Most of the time, you can figure out how to do what you want by looking at the namespaces and their members. When you can't figure out something, come here and people will try to help [smile]

It is quite important to look at the C++ docs though. A lot of the C++ docs aren't even specific to C++, such as the entire Programming Guide section. It's almost like you have three docsets:

(1) Programming Guide
(2) C++ Reference
(3) Managed Reference

It just so happens that the Programming Guide is bundled with the C++ Reference.

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