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Microsoft® Direct3D® Mobile is an application programming interface (API) that provides support for 3-D graphics applications on Windows phones. It is derived from the Direct3D API found on Microsoft Windows-based desktop systems, and is optimized for use on embedded systems.
The following list describes the key aspects of Direct3D Mobile.
- In comparison to Direct3D for Windows-based desktop computers, the footprint for Direct3D Mobile is greatly reduced. This is a result of eliminating support for 3-D graphics capabilities that are not available in embedded devices because of limited hardware and power.
- The driver architecture allows you to implement driver solutions that are based only on software, based only on hardware, or a blend of software and hardware.
- Direct3D Mobile is built with a multi-type architecture. In addition to floating point values, Direct3D Mobile also supports fixed point values in the form of the 16.16 fixed point format.
In This Section
- Direct3D Mobile Application Development
Provides architectural background information on Direct3D Mobile as well as practical design details that you will need to know to create a Direct3D Mobile application.
- Direct3D Mobile Registry Settings
Provides information on the registry settings that affect Direct3D Mobile OS designs and applications.
- Direct3D Mobile Security
Describes the factors that you should consider when trying to make your Direct3D Mobile OS design or application more secure.
- Direct3D Mobile Samples
Provides example code for Direct3D Mobile as well as descriptions of the sample applications that ship with Direct3D Mobile.
- Direct3D Mobile Reference
Provides individual reference descriptions for the Direct3D Mobile programming elements.
- Direct3D Mobile Extensions Reference
Contains reference information for the programming elements provided by the Microsoft® Direct3D® Mobile extensions (D3DX) utility library.
Provides information on DirectDraw, the API for supporting hardware-accelerated 2-D graphics operations.
Provides links to information about other graphics technologies for Windows Embedded CE.