Direct3D Mobile (Windows CE 5.0)

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Microsoft® Direct3D® Mobile is an application programming interface (API) that provides support for 3-D graphics applications on Windows® CE-based platforms. 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 OS Design Development
    Provides information describing how OEMs can add and integrate Direct3D Mobile into their OS designs.
  • 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 Migration
    Highlights the changes that you will need to make to your existing 3-D graphics code, whether built upon Direct3D for Windows-based desktop systems or Direct3D for earlier Windows CE-based systems, run on Direct3D Mobile.
  • 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 Display Drivers
    Provides information for understanding and creating display drivers that support Driect3D Mobile.
  • DirectDraw
    Provides information on DirectDraw, the API for supporting hardware-accelerated 2-D graphics operations.
  • Graphics Device Interface (GDI)
    Provides information on basic graphics support in Windows CE through the graphics device interface (GDI).
  • Graphics
    Provides links to information about other graphics technologies for Windows CE.

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