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I'm starting on a new project and was thinking of using DXUT. On the Microsoft site though, this page says the content has moved to this page. And on that second page, which is an overview of DirectX components, there's no mention of DXUT.

Is DXUT deprecated now?

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As far as I know the use of DXUT in a project was never really encouraged by MS in the first place. –  melak47 May 8 '12 at 8:32
@melak47 That's too bad. Does that mean I have to write a slider from scratch? –  Pierre Nov 16 '12 at 17:06
An updated DXUT can be obtained here. –  Chuck Walbourn Sep 18 '13 at 7:27
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DXUT was primarily used to drive DirectX samples, and really that's about all it was good for -- it was itself always shipped in the samples directory of the SDK.

Modern (that is, for Windows 8) samples seem to directly include "DirectXApp" classes that drive the basic equivalent functionality that DXUT provided. I don't believe DXUT itself has survived the transition because I don't see it in the samples directory linked off of the second page you provided.

But that's fine, since it wasn't really worth using for production applications.

EDIT: However, as of September 2013, as Chuck notes above, a standalone updated to DXUT can be obtained.

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So DXUT was rather like GLUT then. –  Nicol Bolas May 8 '12 at 19:36
I believe that the similarities in the naming may not have been entirely uncoincidental. –  Jimmy Shelter Sep 18 '13 at 15:37
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