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    DirectX Software Development Kit

    Download the complete DirectX SDK, which contains the DirectX Runtime and all DirectX software required to create DirectX compliant applications in C/C++ and C#.
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        This DirectX SDK release contains updates to tools, utilities, samples, documentation, and runtime debug files for x64 and x86 platforms. This release also include a public pre-release Direct3D 10.

        For additional information please see Microsoft DirectX Developer Center along with reviewing the Readme for last-minute updates.
    • Supported Operating System

      Windows Server 2003, Windows Server 2003 Service Pack 1, Windows Server 2003 x64 editions, Windows Server 2003, Datacenter Edition (32-bit x86), Windows Server 2003, Datacenter x64 Edition, Windows Server 2003, Enterprise Edition (32-bit x86), Windows Server 2003, Enterprise x64 Edition, Windows Server 2003, Standard Edition (32-bit x86), Windows Server 2003, Standard x64 Edition, Windows Server 2003, Web Edition, Windows Vista, Windows XP, Windows XP 64-bit, Windows XP Home Edition , Windows XP Home Edition N, Windows XP Media Center Edition, Windows XP Professional Edition, Windows XP Professional N, Windows XP Professional x64 Edition , Windows XP Service Pack 1, Windows XP Service Pack 2, Windows XP Starter Edition, Windows XP Tablet PC Edition

        • Using Managed DirectX ( MDX ) requires both Visual Studio .NET and the .NET framework for development. To run MDX .NET applications, you must install the .NET Framework.
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