DirectX 8 and Visual Basic Development (Paperback)

Keith Sink

  • 出版商: Sams
  • 出版日期: 2001-12-06
  • 定價: USD $39.99
  • 售價: $199
  • 語言: 英文
  • 頁數: 480
  • 裝訂: Paperback
  • ISBN: 0672322250
  • ISBN-13: 9780672322259

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產品描述

DirectX 8 and Visual Basic Developmentfills an unmet need in the marketplace as the first book to explain how to use VB.NET and DirectX 8 to create sophisticated multi- media applications. Topics include networked games, 3D multimedia applications, enable Force Feedback joystick devices in their own applications, multimedia applications that allow for multiple user input devices, and multimedia applications that use music and sound. Real world examples explain how to use these tools effectively, professionally, and quickly.

Table of Contents

Introduction.

I. VB AND DIRECTX DEVELOPMENT.

1. Introduction to DirectX Programming.
2. Multimedia Programming in the Visual Basic Environment.
3. Animation Techniques.

II. DIRECTX GRAPHICS PROGRAMMING.


4. Creating Graphics with DirectDraw.
5. Creating Basic Animations.
6. Palettes and Palette Animation.
7. 3D Geometry.
8. Direct3D.
9. Using Direct3D.

III. MONITORING USER INPUT WITH DIRECTINPUT.


10. Using DirectInput to Manage User Interactions.
11. Action Mapping.
12. The Keyboard.
13. The Joystick.
14. The Mouse.

IV. ADDING MUSIC AND SOUNDS WITH DIRECTAUDIO.


15. DirectX Audio-DirectMusic and DirectSound.
16. Composing Music.
17. Adding Sounds to Your Application with DirectSound.

V. STREAMING MEDIA WITH DIRECTSHOW.


18. Introduction to DirectShow.
19. Using DirectShow for Digital Editing.
20. Multimedia Players.

VI. MULTIUSER STRATEGIES WITH DIRECTPLAY.


21. Using DirectPlay to Create Multiplayer Games.
22. Using Lobbies to Create Player Interaction.
23. Managing Games with DirectPlay.
24. Using DirectPlay Voice in Your Application.

VII. FINISHING TOUCHES.


25. DirectSetup.

VIII. APPENDIX.


Appendix A. VB .NET and DirectX.
Index.