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Dear All,
I want to create a high-speed imaging application and I am currently
sing the built-in GDI+ imaging controls, methods, etc. However, on Bob
Powell's website, he said to check out DirectX to do this. But I am not well
versed in C++ or C#, I am relatively new to those languages, I have more
experience and therefore am more comfortable in Visual Basic. Can I use
DirectX in Visual Basic.Net or will I have to learn C# or C++. I want to
learn these languages anyway, but I also want to get this imaging
application out of the way. (I finally want to FINISH a project I start, you
know.) Thank you very much in advance for your time and consideration in
this matter.
Sincerely,
Christopher Koeber
Nov 21 '05 #1
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Hi,

Yes.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/d...displaylang=en

Ken
-----------------------
"Christophe r Kurtis Koeber" <c_******@myrea lbox.com> wrote in message
news:O4******** *****@tk2msftng p13.phx.gbl...
Dear All,
I want to create a high-speed imaging application and I am currently
sing the built-in GDI+ imaging controls, methods, etc. However, on Bob
Powell's website, he said to check out DirectX to do this. But I am not well
versed in C++ or C#, I am relatively new to those languages, I have more
experience and therefore am more comfortable in Visual Basic. Can I use
DirectX in Visual Basic.Net or will I have to learn C# or C++. I want to
learn these languages anyway, but I also want to get this imaging
application out of the way. (I finally want to FINISH a project I start, you
know.) Thank you very much in advance for your time and consideration in
this matter.
Sincerely,
Christopher Koeber

Nov 21 '05 #2
Dear Ken,
Thanks, I am using it now. I know that Direct3d is based on mosly 3d
stuff, hence the name, but I want to use mosely 2d stuff. Do you know where
are the 2d related functions, methods, etc. or maybe any websites and
documentation that has this info. The DirectX Docs are concentrated on 3d
related information, which is way over my head. (Not that I don't want to
learn it, it is interesting stuff). Thank you very much for your time and
consideration in this matter.
Sincerely,
Christopher Koeber
"Ken Tucker [MVP]" <vb***@bellsout h.net> wrote in message
news:%2******** ********@TK2MSF TNGP09.phx.gbl. ..
Hi,

Yes.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/d...displaylang=en

Ken
-----------------------
"Christophe r Kurtis Koeber" <c_******@myrea lbox.com> wrote in message
news:O4******** *****@tk2msftng p13.phx.gbl...
Dear All,
I want to create a high-speed imaging application and I am currently
sing the built-in GDI+ imaging controls, methods, etc. However, on Bob
Powell's website, he said to check out DirectX to do this. But I am not
well
versed in C++ or C#, I am relatively new to those languages, I have more
experience and therefore am more comfortable in Visual Basic. Can I use
DirectX in Visual Basic.Net or will I have to learn C# or C++. I want to
learn these languages anyway, but I also want to get this imaging
application out of the way. (I finally want to FINISH a project I start,
you
know.) Thank you very much in advance for your time and consideration in
this matter.
Sincerely,
Christopher Koeber

Nov 21 '05 #3
there is a lot more to DirectX then Direct3D, have a look at directShow its
a presentation layer of directX

"Christophe r Kurtis Koeber" <c_******@myrea lbox.com> wrote in message
news:%2******** ********@TK2MSF TNGP10.phx.gbl. ..
Dear Ken,
Thanks, I am using it now. I know that Direct3d is based on mosly 3d
stuff, hence the name, but I want to use mosely 2d stuff. Do you know
where are the 2d related functions, methods, etc. or maybe any websites
and documentation that has this info. The DirectX Docs are concentrated on
3d related information, which is way over my head. (Not that I don't want
to learn it, it is interesting stuff). Thank you very much for your time
and consideration in this matter.
Sincerely,
Christopher Koeber
"Ken Tucker [MVP]" <vb***@bellsout h.net> wrote in message
news:%2******** ********@TK2MSF TNGP09.phx.gbl. ..
Hi,

Yes.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/d...displaylang=en

Ken
-----------------------
"Christophe r Kurtis Koeber" <c_******@myrea lbox.com> wrote in message
news:O4******** *****@tk2msftng p13.phx.gbl...
Dear All,
I want to create a high-speed imaging application and I am currently
sing the built-in GDI+ imaging controls, methods, etc. However, on Bob
Powell's website, he said to check out DirectX to do this. But I am not
well
versed in C++ or C#, I am relatively new to those languages, I have more
experience and therefore am more comfortable in Visual Basic. Can I use
DirectX in Visual Basic.Net or will I have to learn C# or C++. I want to
learn these languages anyway, but I also want to get this imaging
application out of the way. (I finally want to FINISH a project I start,
you
know.) Thank you very much in advance for your time and consideration in
this matter.
Sincerely,
Christopher Koeber


Nov 21 '05 #4
Thank you very much.
That was helpful but what about the imaging stuff. I know that directx has
the better imaging implementation for regular graphics like PNGs, BMPs, and
JPEGs but I can't find it. The closest thing that I got was textures, is
that what I will have to work with? Again, thank you very much for your time
and consideration in this matter.
Sincerely,
Christopher Koeber
"Brian Henry" <br**********@n ewsgroups.nospa m> wrote in message
news:e1******** ******@tk2msftn gp13.phx.gbl...
there is a lot more to DirectX then Direct3D, have a look at directShow
its a presentation layer of directX

"Christophe r Kurtis Koeber" <c_******@myrea lbox.com> wrote in message
news:%2******** ********@TK2MSF TNGP10.phx.gbl. ..
Dear Ken,
Thanks, I am using it now. I know that Direct3d is based on mosly 3d
stuff, hence the name, but I want to use mosely 2d stuff. Do you know
where are the 2d related functions, methods, etc. or maybe any websites
and documentation that has this info. The DirectX Docs are concentrated
on 3d related information, which is way over my head. (Not that I don't
want to learn it, it is interesting stuff). Thank you very much for your
time and consideration in this matter.
Sincerely,
Christopher Koeber
"Ken Tucker [MVP]" <vb***@bellsout h.net> wrote in message
news:%2******** ********@TK2MSF TNGP09.phx.gbl. ..
Hi,

Yes.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/d...displaylang=en

Ken
-----------------------
"Christophe r Kurtis Koeber" <c_******@myrea lbox.com> wrote in message
news:O4******** *****@tk2msftng p13.phx.gbl...
Dear All,
I want to create a high-speed imaging application and I am currently
sing the built-in GDI+ imaging controls, methods, etc. However, on Bob
Powell's website, he said to check out DirectX to do this. But I am not
well
versed in C++ or C#, I am relatively new to those languages, I have more
experience and therefore am more comfortable in Visual Basic. Can I use
DirectX in Visual Basic.Net or will I have to learn C# or C++. I want to
learn these languages anyway, but I also want to get this imaging
application out of the way. (I finally want to FINISH a project I start,
you
know.) Thank you very much in advance for your time and consideration in
this matter.
Sincerely,
Christopher Koeber



Nov 21 '05 #5
if you download the DirectX 9.0c SDK it contains a managed .NET set of
examples, you can find everything you could possibly need in the sample
viewer for images, video, sound, and of course 3D

"Christophe r Kurtis Koeber" <c_******@myrea lbox.com> wrote in message
news:ut******** ******@TK2MSFTN GP09.phx.gbl...
Thank you very much.
That was helpful but what about the imaging stuff. I know that directx has
the better imaging implementation for regular graphics like PNGs, BMPs,
and JPEGs but I can't find it. The closest thing that I got was textures,
is that what I will have to work with? Again, thank you very much for your
time and consideration in this matter.
Sincerely,
Christopher Koeber
"Brian Henry" <br**********@n ewsgroups.nospa m> wrote in message
news:e1******** ******@tk2msftn gp13.phx.gbl...
there is a lot more to DirectX then Direct3D, have a look at directShow
its a presentation layer of directX

"Christophe r Kurtis Koeber" <c_******@myrea lbox.com> wrote in message
news:%2******** ********@TK2MSF TNGP10.phx.gbl. ..
Dear Ken,
Thanks, I am using it now. I know that Direct3d is based on mosly 3d
stuff, hence the name, but I want to use mosely 2d stuff. Do you know
where are the 2d related functions, methods, etc. or maybe any websites
and documentation that has this info. The DirectX Docs are concentrated
on 3d related information, which is way over my head. (Not that I don't
want to learn it, it is interesting stuff). Thank you very much for your
time and consideration in this matter.
Sincerely,
Christopher Koeber
"Ken Tucker [MVP]" <vb***@bellsout h.net> wrote in message
news:%2******** ********@TK2MSF TNGP09.phx.gbl. ..
Hi,

Yes.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/d...displaylang=en

Ken
-----------------------
"Christophe r Kurtis Koeber" <c_******@myrea lbox.com> wrote in message
news:O4******** *****@tk2msftng p13.phx.gbl...
Dear All,
I want to create a high-speed imaging application and I am currently
sing the built-in GDI+ imaging controls, methods, etc. However, on Bob
Powell's website, he said to check out DirectX to do this. But I am not
well
versed in C++ or C#, I am relatively new to those languages, I have
more
experience and therefore am more comfortable in Visual Basic. Can I use
DirectX in Visual Basic.Net or will I have to learn C# or C++. I want
to
learn these languages anyway, but I also want to get this imaging
application out of the way. (I finally want to FINISH a project I
start, you
know.) Thank you very much in advance for your time and consideration
in
this matter.
Sincerely,
Christopher Koeber




Nov 21 '05 #6
Brian,

I haven't had the time to look at the SDK examples yet. But since it seems
that you have, I'm just wondering if there are any .Net examples of how to
overlay text/bitmaps over a video source (i.e., AVI, MPEG or WMF video
files)?

Richard Rosenheim
"Brian Henry" <br**********@n ewsgroups.nospa m> wrote in message
news:ug******** ******@TK2MSFTN GP11.phx.gbl...
if you download the DirectX 9.0c SDK it contains a managed .NET set of
examples, you can find everything you could possibly need in the sample
viewer for images, video, sound, and of course 3D

"Christophe r Kurtis Koeber" <c_******@myrea lbox.com> wrote in message
news:ut******** ******@TK2MSFTN GP09.phx.gbl...
Thank you very much.
That was helpful but what about the imaging stuff. I know that directx has the better imaging implementation for regular graphics like PNGs, BMPs,
and JPEGs but I can't find it. The closest thing that I got was textures, is that what I will have to work with? Again, thank you very much for your time and consideration in this matter.
Sincerely,
Christopher Koeber
"Brian Henry" <br**********@n ewsgroups.nospa m> wrote in message
news:e1******** ******@tk2msftn gp13.phx.gbl...
there is a lot more to DirectX then Direct3D, have a look at directShow
its a presentation layer of directX

"Christophe r Kurtis Koeber" <c_******@myrea lbox.com> wrote in message
news:%2******** ********@TK2MSF TNGP10.phx.gbl. ..
Dear Ken,
Thanks, I am using it now. I know that Direct3d is based on mosly 3d stuff, hence the name, but I want to use mosely 2d stuff. Do you know
where are the 2d related functions, methods, etc. or maybe any websites and documentation that has this info. The DirectX Docs are concentrated on 3d related information, which is way over my head. (Not that I don't want to learn it, it is interesting stuff). Thank you very much for your time and consideration in this matter.
Sincerely,
Christopher Koeber
"Ken Tucker [MVP]" <vb***@bellsout h.net> wrote in message
news:%2******** ********@TK2MSF TNGP09.phx.gbl. ..
> Hi,
>
> Yes.
>
> http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/d...displaylang=en>
> Ken
> -----------------------
> "Christophe r Kurtis Koeber" <c_******@myrea lbox.com> wrote in message
> news:O4******** *****@tk2msftng p13.phx.gbl...
> Dear All,
> I want to create a high-speed imaging application and I am currently> sing the built-in GDI+ imaging controls, methods, etc. However, on Bob> Powell's website, he said to check out DirectX to do this. But I am not> well
> versed in C++ or C#, I am relatively new to those languages, I have
> more
> experience and therefore am more comfortable in Visual Basic. Can I use> DirectX in Visual Basic.Net or will I have to learn C# or C++. I want
> to
> learn these languages anyway, but I also want to get this imaging
> application out of the way. (I finally want to FINISH a project I
> start, you
> know.) Thank you very much in advance for your time and consideration
> in
> this matter.
> Sincerely,
> Christopher Koeber
>
>
>



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