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winsrp

newbie with lots of questions

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So,

I've started with slimdx the other day, and its interesting, but sure lacks examples (at least for newbs) I was previously using XNA (learning more than using), and as I wanted to use the geometry shader I moved to SlimDX.

So I started with the tutorials in the slimdx page (for which the 3rd zip file with code always downloaded as corrupted) but I have managed to finally end the example, and now I want to recreate the Riemers XNA tutorials in slimdx for learning purposes but I cant seem to get passed the yellow triangle.

So, here are some questions for which I have already searched the internet with little to no luck at all.

How do I do a similar structure for a vertex declaration?
How do I do an Index buffer, fill it, and pass it to my video card?
How do I import a 2d file so it can be read by pixel? heightmap.
how do I write text to the screen?

And more related to the interaction of slimdx and a geometry shader..

How can I do to send a single point to the Geometry shader and make it do a box for me?

Thanks all for the help.
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ok... not a single answer, well, I don't give up that easy, and I've found patches of code here and there, and now I have a vertex structure and pass it to the effect file, I still need to do an Index buffer but I have an idea how to accomplish that and I'll give it a try latter today.

Still no idea how to import a 2d file or write text to screen, once I figure these 2 out, I'll try the geometry shader.

I also found how to read key from the rawinput, and store it in a dictionary element to simulate the keyboardState.
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In general you don't really need tutorials for SlimDX itself. It mostly wraps existing D3D interfaces into .NET, so any D3D tutorial will do so long as you're able to read C++ and convert the concepts across.

To be honest if you haven't worked out how to load a 2d file or write text to the screen, the geometry shader is going to be a bit of a struggle. You should at least work out vertex and pixel shaders before you do a geometry shader!
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oh i've done some basic vertex and pixel shaders when I was playing around with XNA. And thanks for the heads up, C++ is not my strong point, as It have been more than 8 years since my last program in C++, but I'll see what I can do with it, thanks for the info.
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