SlimDX is a free open source framework that enables developers to easily build DirectX applications using .NET technologies such as C#, VB.NET, and IronPython.

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slimdx has not longer been updated since 2012 and the website is also not reachable anymore

Install-Package SlimDX -Version
dotnet add package SlimDX --version
<PackageReference Include="SlimDX" Version="" />
For projects that support PackageReference, copy this XML node into the project file to reference the package.
paket add SlimDX --version
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Release Notes

Provides the SlimDX framework as NuGet package (release version, .NET 2 and .NET 4, 32bit). For details see (Version just adds .NET 2.0 support, it is still the January 2012 SlimDX release)


This package has no dependencies.

NuGet packages (8)

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Utility classes, interfaces, controls, etc. for SlimDX projects. API documentation:
DirectX Version of the Delta Engine, uses SlimDX. The Delta Engine allows you to develop applications and especially games for many different platforms (mobile, tablets, console, PC) completely under Windows with .NET or native C++ by using your favorite tools.
SlimDX.D3D11Control takes care of the boilerplate of device context initialization and swapchain setup. It also provides a couple of useful properties for configuring vertical synchronization, setting the rasterizer's cull- and fillmode, etc.
Litmus is an API which is used to quickly get the Average Color or the Most Prominent color displayed on the screen.
Provides DirectInput gamepad support for Win32. Forked from the popular Nuclex Framework.

GitHub repositories (4)

Showing the top 4 popular GitHub repositories that depend on SlimDX:

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Starts multiple instances of a game for split-screen multiplayer gaming!
Use OpenGL in .NET applications. SharpGL wraps all modern OpenGL features and offers a powerful scene graph to aid development.
ManagedCUDA aims an easy integration of NVidia's CUDA in .net applications written in C#, Visual Basic or any other .net language.
.NET wrapper for the Bullet physics library using Platform Invoke

Version History

Version Downloads Last updated 45,249 12/20/2013 9,956 3/20/2013