[VB] Direct x 8 in visual basic

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  1. ClarkeOne

    ClarkeOne Getting There

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    Direct x 8 in visual basic

    Hi, I have been looking all over to find a reference for directx 8 or 9 to add to visual basic. Does anyone know where i could find it please ?


    Edot, I found that Direct X 8 SDK wont run on windows 7 so i'll have to make do with the latest one, can it still be added to VB however ?
     
  2. sgt frankieboy

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    Re: Direct x 8 in visual basic

    ?? I think that you only can use DirectX with C++
     
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    ClarkeOne

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    Re: Direct x 8 in visual basic

    I downloaded an old pdf to help me learn how to program games in VB and it says that Direct x 8 can be supported in it. i just installed the latest Directx SDK and it only come with support for C++. Any ideas ?
     
  4. sgt frankieboy

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    Re: Direct x 8 in visual basic

    told you :tongue:

    yes, go program in C++. much better for games or you could use gamemaker 8
     
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    ClarkeOne

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    Thanks, all im basically trying to do is learn a language that can help me produce things i can make a portfolio of, in college were learning the basics of VB but nothing worthy of bragging about.
     
  6. GoldBl4d3

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    Re: Direct x 8 in visual basic

    no. maybe newer versions but like older versions its still possible. idk bout vb tho.
     
  7. Om3ga Sn1per

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    Re: Direct x 8 in visual basic

    XNA Studio has Direct X 10 built in i think...
     
  8. Haxalot88

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    Re: Direct x 8 in visual basic

    XNA uses DirectX 9.

    You CAN use DirectX in .net (both VB and c#), hell I use it in my applications plenty of times.

    You need to download and install the DirectX SDK (I have the August 2009 SDK installed). Then in your VB project, add the reference "Microsoft.DirectX" and whatever other DirectX libraries you might want.

    Oh, and for reference, the SDK works perfectly well on Windows 7 (that's what I use).
     
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