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Microsoft Visual Studio (MVC 6) Direct Draw Compiler Setup

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Microsoft Visual Studio (MVC 6) Direct Draw Compiler Setup

To setup your MVC compiler to work with DirectDraw (the last 5 steps are general for setting up DirectX as a whole) you will need to do the following:

  • Make sure you have DirectX SDK installed on your computer(get it here)
  • The rest of the steps below is assumung you have installed the SDK to its default path c:\mssdk
  • Create a new Win32 app, open Project|Settings... on the menu
  • Open the Link tab and in the Object/library modules box add two more .lib files: ddraw.lib dxguid.lib, Click OK
  • Open up the Options window by going to Tools|Options... on the menu and click the Directories tab
  • Select Include files from the Show directories for menu
  • Add C:\mssdk\include to the Directories box and make sure it is first on the list by dragging it up.
  • Select Library files from the Show directories for menu
  • Add C:\mssdk\lib to the Directories box and make sure it is located first on the list and click OK

Your compiler should now be ready for DirectDraw programming.

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