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Hi, I've installed the DirectX 9 SDK and am attempting to run the sample code provided with the Microsoft Visual C++ .NET IDE. Regardless of what program I try to run I recieve the error:

c:\dxsdk\Samples\C++\Direct3D\....: fatal error C1083: Cannot open include file: 'D3DX9.h': No such file or directory

All references are added tot he project and exist in the GAC. I've heard there is a bug in the DX installer... could this be the problem?

Thanks,

--- JQ
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Hi JenniQ,

how do you include the D3DX9.h file, by using #include<...> or #include"..."?

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The code is written using the <...> method. Whats the difference?
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by:leflon
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if you use the <..> syntax, you have to add the path the header file is in, to the include path of your project settings.
if you would use the "..." syntax, the header must be located in the project dir (i think so).

i don't have a VC.NET at hand right now, so i can't tell you the location of additional include dirs in the project settings. but i will try asap.

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by:JenniQ
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OK, The problem was solved by adding a reference to the \lib and \include directory of the DirectXSDK to the Directories tab under Tools/Options.

VS.NET doesn't have this option though; will I run into the same issure under .NET?
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@JenniQ,
sorry for not returning here for ...nearly a month, upps.
if you are still interested in your last question, i think yes, you will run into similar issue. but to add include and/or lib dirs to the project, you can right click the project in 'Solution Explorer' and select 'Properties' from context menu. under C/C++\General (include dirs) and Linker\General (lib dirs) you can enter the appropriate information.

@tinchos
thanks for bringing me back to the Q :-)

cheers
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@tinchos
delete and refund? i think the comments helped JenniQ to find the settings to modify. but do as you think is best :)

cheers
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