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I have Visual Studio 2003 on my Vista laptop, so I recently decided to put 2008 express edition on it so I had search functionality that wouldn't freeze up. I realized that all the DirectX include materials (so i can #include <d3dtypes.h> for example) in 2003 don't magically carry over to 2008, so I attempted to install the latest DirectX SDK now that I have 2008. I don't see anything installed under 2008 now. I assume it only "sees" 2003 and installs there. Does anyone know if I have to go through the process of removing 2003 and reinstalling everything just to get 2008 to work with DirectX? Is there a simple solution I'm not aware of or perhaps DirectX doesn't install under express editions or something? Thanks in advance for the help!

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You can just add the include and library paths to the Visual Studio paths under Tools -> Options -> Projects and Solutions -> VC++ Directories:
Lib paths

Include paths

Notice that the lib paths have a "x86" subdirectory.

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That's interesting... The paths are already included. Guess DirectX just included it in a different way than in 2003. So why might I be getting a "Cannot open include file: 'd3dtypes.h': No such file or directory" error? Wait... I'll tell you why. Because d3dtypes.h was renamed to d3d9types.h. Awesome. Well, thanks for cluing me in to that setting! I didn't realize that integration change was made. :-)

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That's interesting... The paths are already included. Guess DirectX just included it in a different way than in 2003. So why might I be getting a "Cannot open include file: 'd3dtypes.h': No such file or directory" error? Wait... I'll tell you why. Because d3dtypes.h was renamed to d3d9types.h. Awesome. Well, thanks for cluing me in to that setting! I didn't realize that integration change was made. :-)
Ah, 'd3dtypes.h' was probably a DX8 or DX7 version of the file.

The DirectX SDK should auto-install for Visual Studio 2005 and 2008, although it seems to be a bit random about whether it decides to install or not [smile]

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