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SharpDX is an open-source third-party managed DirectX wrapper.

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Is SharpDX mature enough to adopt yet or should I just start using SlimDX right now?

I'm about to stop my game-project in XNA because from what I can gather it's development is coming to an end (and it's already behind current technology). Therefore, I need to adopt a new framework or ...
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Measuring GPU time from managed code

To measure CPU code, I use a Stopwatch. Using a Stopwatch in the Draw method is meaningless for the GPU side of things since the CPU and the GPU run asynchronously. The questions is simple: Is it ...
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What are the valid DepthBuffer Texture formats in DirectX 11? And which are also valid for a staging resource?

I am trying to read the contents of the depth buffer into main memory so that my CPU side code can do Some Stuff™ with it. I am attempting to do this by creating a staging resource which can be read ...
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Best pathfinding for a 2D world made by CPU Perlin Noise, with random start- and destinationpoints?

I have a world made by Perlin Noise. It's created on the CPU for consistency between several devices (yes, I know it takes time - I have my techniques that make it fast enough). Now, in my game you ...
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Rendering a Sprite with an Effect… how?

gettings tuck doing some 3d Rendering and I think you guys may have a lot more knowledge in it. I am tasked with basically rendering a texture onto a screen, preparing the way to apply graphical ...
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How to debug DXGI_ERROR_INVALID_CALL errors?

I am developping an application using SharpDX and on one of my machines the call _swapChain = new SwapChain(factory, _device, desc); fails with the error message ...
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How do I convert a .dds texture to .png bitmap in C#?

This question is from someone who has not written a line of code for games, but several Game Save editors and other game tools. I'm working on a Save Editor and would like to display icons of some of ...
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Is using SharpDX or SlimDX easier than using DirectX directly from C++? [closed]

I decided to learn to program in DirectX yesterday, and, not being a huge C++ fanatic, went looking for a .Net wrapper. After reading about SlimDX and SharpDX, I decided I liked what the SharpDX ...
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Modifying depth values in PixelShader (SharpDX)

I'm relatively new to DirectX, and am currently converting some WPF 2D graphics code that displays geo-located sonar returns. I am using SharpDX, and rendering via a D3DImage. I've got the basics ...
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How do i define array in shader's constant buffer with C#?

I am using SharpDX to render 3D graphics and i cannot get to work constant buffer in my shader since it contains an array. Currently it looks like this: ...
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Difference between texture.Load() and texture.Sample() methods in DirectX?

The question is simply that: What is the difference between texture.Load() and texture.Sample() in DirectX? I've used a Texture2D to store the depth in a pass of a DirectX Shader (with SharpDX), and ...
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How do I output a webcam stream to a 2D canvas with SharpDX in C#?

I'm writing an application for the Oculus Rift using the SharpOVR library to access HMD position data. I decided it is reasonable to use SharpDX to also output webcamera streams. Unfortunately, all ...
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DirectX Unproject troubles

I have an orthographic projection and I try to unproject a point from screen space. Following are the view and projection matrices: ...
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rendering an image within c# & sharpdx dirext3d9 [game overlay]

I'm following this guide and the related blog post to implement a basic game overlay for DirectX 9 games using SharpDX. So the tutorial already have an example for text rendering but I need to be ...
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Flicker when drawing multiple shapes over image based texture

I'm rendering video frames with multiple color filled shapes over it using SharpDx and D3D11. Rendering seems to be fine when just rendering the video frame and is as expected. Now if i draw a ...
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Migration from XNA to SharpDX

My fear is that XNA has reached the end of the road. To keep up with the latest technology a shift to another game framework might be needed. We have many games in a large codebase, all based on XNA. ...
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Memory Leak in SharpDX

one Thing I found out: Windows 7 produces a memory leak while using certain methods to access rendertargets. Why doesn't Windows 8 leak at this method? ...
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How to correctly Dispose a SourceVoice once its finished

i am starting to play a sound with XAudio2 and SourceVoice and once its finished, it should be correctly disposed to not have any leaks. i was expecting it to be something like this: ...
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Does Monogame on Windows Desktop use OpenGL or DirectX by default?

if i use monogame 3.0 beta on windows desktop, does it use the directx renderer (sharpdx) or the opengl renderer by default? if it uses directx is there away to make sharpdx call directly? thanks!
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Why does rendering to a texture cause transparency here?

As a quick background, this is in the context of a custom game engine I'm writing in C# on top of the SharpDX framework. In the engine, when I render UI, I do so by creating a canvas object with its ...
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Anisotropic and trilinear filtering?

I'm confused about the usage of trilinear filtering and anisotropic filtering in SharpDX. As far as i understood, trilinear filtering does linear filtering to the textures and in a case of LOD-change ...
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Camera roll has no effect

Consider my following (abstracted) C# w/ SharpDX code: ...
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DirectX11 Gamma Correction

I am writing a game using SharpDX with DirectX11 and I have been reading that it is important to apply gamma correction to my engine in order to perform correct linear lighting calculations. So I ...
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Proper use of Dynamic Vertex Buffers for rapid update

I am creating a C#/SharpDx/DirectX10 application to plot line charts in a fast way. I have a prototype which uses Dynamic Vertex Buffers and fills a fixed-size buffer, say 1M vertices, with new data ...
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Monogame/SharpDX - Shader parameters missing

I am currently working on a simple game that I am building in Windows 8 using MonoGame (develop3d). I am using some shader code from a tutorial (made by Charles Humphrey) and having an issue ...
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Draw fonts in Hololens using SharpDX

I am using SharpDX to create an application in Hololens and I'm trying to understand how to use DirectWrite to draw variable text in 3D stereoscopic view. I have ...
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How to Convert DirectX Texture2D to a DXGI Surface for WPF Rendering?

I have an image in my WPF application that uses a D3DImage to render DirectX content. On the DirectX side I render everything to a ...
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SharpDX / DirectX: How to render text to a transparent BitmapRenderTarget?

I'm trying to render text to a BitmapRenderTarget, cleared with transparent color. My TextBox is drawn on its own ...
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SharpDx: using maximized RenderForm

I'm trying to learn DirectX via SharpDX, very new to this. What I want to do is be able to draw 2D shapes for a game I'm trying to make. So I started with the demo "MiniRect" that came with SharpDX. ...
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How would one get the pixel value of a texture under the cursor?

I have a requirement to detect which pixel of a texture is under the cursor in the 3D world. I assume that Ray casting is involved however, after that I'm not sure how one would accomplish this. Can ...
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Performance of ClearRenderTargetView

While profiling GPU usage in VS2017, I've noticed a strange disproportion in performance of ClearRenderTargetView compared to ...
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Simulating wind (vertex bending)

Right now I'm using the Crytek vegetation bending technique, vertex colors control how much force is applied to the branches, leafs and trunks. I have it working and it looks nice but I'm just using ...
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Struggling with simple orthographic projection for a 2D setup

I'm trying to build a simple setup for 2D using SharpDX. Basically I want to supply my vertices in classic Cartesian coordinates: X-right, Y-up, starting with (0,0) in bottom-left corner. I've had ...
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Nothing drawn in Window, not even the clear color

A few years ago I have followed RasterTek's Direct3D11 tutorials to create a simple application in C++. I'm not trying to convert this very simple sample to C# using SharpDX. I've got the Window (...
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How can I create a buffer suitable for dynamic updates in SharpDX?

I want to set a buffer that is updated every frame but can't figure it out, what i have to do. The only working thing i have is this: ...
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Loading textures with SharpDX in Metro

I have converted my C# game from OpenTK (OpenGL) to SharpDX (DirectX) and have it up and running from Visual Studio 2010. I also have it up and running from Visual Studio 11 in Metro, in the Windows 8 ...
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Why can I not map a dynamic texture in D3D?

I am trying to map a Texture2D resource in DirectX11 via SharpDX. The resource is declared as a ShaderResource, with Dynamic usage and the 'Write' CPU flag specified. My call however fails with a ...
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Orthographic (0,0) center

I want to display coordinates from 0 to n, where n is int > 0. The map is displayed correctly heaving it's center in the middle of the screen pointing top right. ...
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Error instantiating Texture2D in MonoGame for Windows 8 Metro Apps

I have an game which builds for WindowsGL and Windows8. The WindowsGL works fine, but the Windows8 build throws an error when trying to instantiate a new Texture2D. The Code: ...
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Achieve anisotropic filtering

I want to set anisotropic filtering to my scene. I use SharpDX (DirectX 11) and C#. How do i set up anisotropic filtering in my shader? Currently i try that in the shader: ...
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Properly rendering transparent areas of textures

I'm rendering a tree that contains branch meshes with partially transparent textures. If I render it with AlphaTestEffect and set the ReferenceAlpha to something low, I'll get this. I want to render ...
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What is the depth that a pixel shader may output? Is it necessary to write Depth?

In DirectX11, what does the depth that a Pixel Shader can output mean? Does a pixel shader need to output a depth so that we "write" the depth? If not, why would we output it? For any doubts, I'm ...
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One or multiple VertexBuffers

I'm currently working on a personal project where I'm trying to load the levels and all of the geometry from the game "Medal of Honor Allied Assault" into my own C# code-base based on SharpDX. I ...
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How do I use SharpDX with the .NET Core framework?

I started a project to build a game engine. As a result of circumstance, I won't have the luxury of building the engine in C++, so I'm going to have to settle for C# with the .NET Core. Given that ...
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Why is quad rendered at the center (0,0) instead of top left when using orthographic projection

I have been trying to render a quad(containg a texture) using orthographic camera so that the quad can be rendered using the screen coordinates directly. I started of by rendering just a triangle ...
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Second pass in multipass effect is ignored

I am trying to render my vertecies in 2 passes, but it seems I am doing something wrong, because only one pass applying. I cannot make the second one work despite that second pass is applying. Here ...
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XNA/MonoGame/SharpDX: Pixel shader with sprite sheet

I've searched around for two days now on the internet but cannot find a solution. I've also read up on Pixel Shaders on MSDN with no luck. I'm trying to apply a simple pixel shader to a sprite batch ...
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SharpDX/D3D: How to implement and draw fonts/text

I am playing with SharpDX (Direct3D for .NET) without using "Toolkit", already finished with basic rendering 3D models. But now i am wondering how to program/create fonts for game (2D), or how to ...
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Is there a penalty to using render targets versus textures?

I figured that the best way to ship 2D art for multiple resolutions is to instruct my artist to create the fullscreen background images sized for the highest resolution and then scale them down during ...
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How is the result returned in SharpDX.DirectInput.Device.Acquire()?

The documentation of IDirectInputDevice8::Acquire says: Return Value If the method succeeds, the return value is DI_OK, ...