Download the complete DirectX SDK, which contains the DirectX Runtime and all DirectX software required to create DirectX compliant applications. This DirectX SDK release contains updates to tools, utilities, samples, documentation, and runtime debug files for x64 and x86 platforms.
What's new in version 9.26.1590
This release includes technical previews of Direct2D, DirectWrite and DXGI 1.1.
Direct2D is a hardware-accelerated, immediate-mode, 2-D graphics API that provides high performance and high quality rendering for 2-D geometry, bitmaps, and text. The Direct2D API is designed to interoperate well with Direct3D and GDI.
DirectWrite provides support for high-quality text rendering, resolution-independent outline fonts, and full Unicode text and layout support. DXGI 1.1 builds on DXGI 1.0 and adds several new features including support for Direct3D 10.1 command-based remoting and support for synchronized shared surfaces.
XNA Math provides developers a cross-platform native-code method of generating SIMD instructions without having to resort to special case code. Based on the Xbox 360 SDK's Xbox math library, this set of headers supports the most common vectorized math operations used in graphics and animation. The implementation supports Windows 32-bit (x86) and Windows 64-bit (x64) targets using SSE2 intrinsics, and is fully cross-platform with the optimized Xbox 360 XDK version.
This release includes several improvements to XAudio2, xAPO, and xWMA.
ReleaseSeptember 14, 2009
Date AddedSeptember 14, 2009
Operating SystemsWindows 2003 32-bit, Windows Vista 64-bit, Windows XP 64-bit, Windows, Windows XP 32-bit, Windows Vista 32-bit, Windows 2003 64-bit