DirectX SDK


DirectX is the key multimedia handler on Microsoft-based computers, game consoles or smartphones. It consists of various APIs such as Direct3D, DirectDraw, DirectPlay, DirectSound or DirectMusic. All of which manage the connections between software and hardware.

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Operating System SupportWindows 8, Windows 2012, Windows 2008, Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 2003, Windows XP, Windows 2000, Windows 10, Windows 98
Current LanguageEnglish
Available LanguagesEnglish, French, Polish, Chinese, Italian, German, Japanese, Spanish
DateThursday, March 24th 2016
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This complete DirectX SDK contains the DirectX Runtime and all DirectX software, including updates to tools, utilities, samples, and documentation, that is required to create DirectX compliant applications.

The kit comprises of redistributable runtime libraries. It provides developers with all the necessary tools, debug files and documentation that is required.*

The collection of DirectX APIs grows all the time, by implementing new technologies, updating and replacing old ones. The main API, Direct3D, manages the 3D graphics of various platforms; PC, Xbox or Windows phone.

The DirectX SDK is a useful bag of tools for developers and programmers, which want to ensure that their application’s graphics are bang up to date.

*Please note it can only be installed on PCs running Windows XP or newer versions.

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