# DX11 DirectX with or without Visual Studio 2013

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Hello, i'm on Windows 7 X64 Ultimate SP1 and i have installed Visual Studio 2013 Ultimate Update 3 for make DirectX 11 game

My question is : Visual Studio 2013 Ultimate Update 3 integrate the DirectX SDK ?

VS 2013 RTM includes the Windows Software Development Kit (SDK) for Windows 8.1, which is also available standalone. This includes DirectXMath 3.06, Direct3D 11.2/DXGI 1.3/Direct2D 1.2 headers for Windows 8.1

But when i include this file

#include <d3dx11.h>

I get error from VS 2013 because the file dosnt exist, but #include <d3d11.h> exist !

Can you tell something about that ? :)

Thanks a lot

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D3DX is Direct3D Extension, which included texture loading and other things, it's not DirectX API. It has been removed in some version and you have to implement that yourself.

I think DirectX Tool Kit implements most things D3DX used to have.

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D3DX family libraries are no more updated since the legacy DirectX June 2010 SDK and are deprecated since Windows SDK 8.0 (that comes with Visual Studio 2012).
Read this to learn how to port old legacy D3DX code: http://blogs.msdn.com/b/chuckw/archive/2013/08/21/living-without-d3dx.aspx

If you really need to use D3DX libraries, you need to install the legacy DirectX June 2010 SDK and adding the proper include and library directories to your Visual Studio 2013 project, otherwise Visual Studio will use only the Windows 8.1 SDK (which includes the current DriectX components).

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