I have worked on an application that creates the overlays for a TV Channel including the layout design, the logo of the TV Channel, news bar, etc...that was done using DirectDraw 7 surfaces, it was fairly easy...but now I want to do something in 3D, and add 3D items to the TV layout and probably need to support digital overlays (playing a digital movie inside a DirectX application with the layout on top instead of gettin the movie from an RGB component) and I'm using a database connection SQL to generate the data that needs to be displayed on screen...so I prefer sticking to VB
What do you guys suggest ? I know DirectX 8/9 doesn't support DirectDraw anymore since it's integrated into its Direct3D interface...but is it much more complicated to appy this ? and what is the best language to do so ? VB .NET ? C# ?
Any comment, opinion is welcomed...