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weird SampleCmpLevelZero behaviour

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Hi again while implementing shadow mapping I came across this problem
SamplerComparisonState samplerShadowMap
    ComparisonFunc = Less;
    AddressU = Clamp;
    AddressV = Clamp;

float fragmentdepth = input.PosSM.w / SMfar;

float shadowed = SMtexture.SampleCmpLevelZero( samplerShadowMap , float2( 0.5 * input.PosSM.x / input.PosSM.w + 0.5f , 1.0f - ( 0.5 * input.PosSM.y / input.PosSM.w + 0.5f ) ) , fragmentdepth );

It's supposed to compare the value in the shadowmap against fragmentdepth and return whether it passes. But SampleCmpLevelZero looks as if it doesn't even compare the depth values at all, it simply samples the texture. I've tried replacing the texture to a bitmap, and indeed, SampleCmpLevelZero returned the exact colors. I thought it's supposed to compare values and only return either 1 or 0. What is happening? Am I doing something wrong or is this a bug?

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