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Windows Phone 8 Development Internals by Andrew Whitechapel and Sean McKenna

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Chapter 25. Games and Direct3D

In this chapter, we look at the support in Microsoft Visual Studio for building games by using Direct3D. This is not a games or Direct3D tutorial; rather, it is an exploration of the different Direct3D-enabled project types that you can use and a close examination of the starter code generated for Direct3D projects. The intent is two-fold: to cover the specifics of Direct3D in the context of Windows Phone for existing game developers new to Windows Phone; and to provide a very simple overview of Direct3D development for existing Windows Phone developers. We’ll look at the key classes and the component architecture as well as places where you would typically replace or enhance the starter code, and the areas where ...

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