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DirectX 9 User Interfaces: Design and Implementation with CDROM (Wordware Game Developer's Library)by Alan Thorn
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Companion CD included with Paint Shop Pro 8 evaluation edition Interfaces strongly affect how an application or game is received by a user, no matter which cutting-edge features it may boast. This unique book presents a comprehensive solution for creating good interfaces using the latest version of DirectX. This involves building an interface library from the ground up. Divided into three sections, the book discusses the foundations of interface design, the construction of a feature-rich interface library, and the creation of a fully functional media player in DirectShow.
Book News Annotation:
For readers with a solid comprehension of Microsoft Visual C++ and a basic grasp of general COM principles, London-based freelance developer Thorn explains how to develop computer software that communicates and responds well to its human users. He illustrates the design, implementation, and testing of a full-formed user interface using the DirectX package of interface tools, with suggestions and rationales for good planning and sound coding. The disk contains code for the examples and exercises, DirectX 9.0 SDK Update of summer 203, and an evaluation edition of a paint package.
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This unique book focuses on offering a comprehensive solution to sucessfully building a Direct X user interface library from the ground up for games and other multimedia software.
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