DIRECT3D Attributes Sample: Demonstrates Using Direct3D

The DIRECT3D attributes sample creates a control that draws a spinning triangle using the Direct3D graphics library.

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Building and Running the Sample

To build and run this sample

  1. Open the solution file Direct3D.sln.

  2. From the Build menu, click Build Solution.

  3. After the sample builds, open Direct3D.htm in your Web browser.

You can test the control in the ActiveX Control Test Container. For details on accessing Test Container and using it to test a control, see Testing Properties and Events with Test Container.


This sample uses the following attributes:

coclass, default, dll, dual, helpstring, implements_category, module, name, object, pointer_default, progid, registration_script, support_error_info, uuid, vi_progid


This sample uses the following keywords:

Apartment; ATLASSERT; ATLTRACE; AtlWaitWithMessageLoop; BEGIN_COM_MAP; BEGIN_MSG_MAP; BEGIN_OBJECT_MAP; BEGIN_PROPERTY_MAP; CComCoClass; CComControl; CComControlBase::InPlaceActivate; CComModule::GetClassObject; CComModule::GetLockCount; CComModule::Init; CComModule::RegisterServer; CComModule::Term; CComModule::UnregisterServer; CComObjectRoot; CException::ReportError; CoGetInterfaceAndReleaseStream; CoInitialize; COM_INTERFACE_ENTRY; COM_INTERFACE_ENTRY_IMPL; COM_INTERFACE_ENTRY_IMPL_IID; CoMarshalInterThreadInterfaceInStream; CopyMemory; CoUninitialize; CreatePalette; CreateRectRgn; CreateThread; D3DEXECUTEBUFFERDESC; DDSURFACEDESC; DDSURFACEDESC; DECLARE_GET_CONTROLLING_UNKNOWN; DECLARE_REGISTRY_RESOURCEID; DirectDrawCreate; DirectDrawCreateClipper; DisableThreadLibraryCalls; END_OBJECT_MAP; GetClientRect; GetOurWindow; GetSystemPaletteEntries; IDataObjectImpl; IDirect3D::CreateLight; IDirect3D::CreateMaterial; IDirect3D::CreateViewport; IDirect3DDevice::AddViewport; IDirect3DDevice::BeginScene; IDirect3DDevice::CreateMatrix; IDirect3DDevice::DeleteMatrix; IDirect3DDevice::EndScene; IDirect3DDevice::Execute; IDirect3DViewport::AddLight; IDirect3DViewport::CreateMatrix; IDirect3DViewport::SetBackground; IDirect3DViewport::SetMatrix; IDirectDraw2::EnumDevices; IDirectDraw2::SetCooperativeLevel; IDirectDrawClipper::SetHWnd; IDirectDrawSurface2::AddAttachedSurface; IDirectDrawSurface2::GetSurfaceDesc; IDirectDrawSurface2::Restore; IDirectDrawSurface2::SetClipper; IDispatchImpl; IObjectSafetyImpl; IOleControlImpl; IOleInPlaceActiveObjectImpl; IOleInPlaceObjectWindowlessImpl; IOleInPlaceObjectWindowlessImpl::InPlaceDeactivate; IOleInPlaceObjectWindowlessImpl::SetObjectRects; IOleObjectImpl; IPersistStorageImpl; IPersistStreamInitImpl; IProvideClassInfo2Impl; IQuickActivateImpl; ISupportErrorInfo; IViewObjectExImpl; LPD3DDEVICEDESC; LPD3DINSTRUCTION; LPD3DPROCESSVERTICES; LPD3DSTATE; LPD3DTRIANGLE; LPD3DVERTEX; LPDIRECTDRAWCLIPPER ; MessageBox; OBJECT_ENTRY; OffsetRect; OnEraseBackground; PALETTEENTRY; QueryInterface; RenderScene; SelectClipRgn; SetPalette; WindowFromDC; ZeroMemory


Some of the samples, such as this one, have not been modified to reflect the changes in the Visual C++ wizards, libraries, and compiler, but still demonstrate how to complete your desired task.

See Also

Other Resources

ATL Attributes Samples