Microsoft.DXSDK.D3DX 9.29.952.8

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dotnet add package Microsoft.DXSDK.D3DX --version 9.29.952.8
NuGet\Install-Package Microsoft.DXSDK.D3DX -Version 9.29.952.8
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<PackageReference Include="Microsoft.DXSDK.D3DX" Version="9.29.952.8" />
For projects that support PackageReference, copy this XML node into the project file to reference the package.
paket add Microsoft.DXSDK.D3DX --version 9.29.952.8
#r "nuget: Microsoft.DXSDK.D3DX, 9.29.952.8"
#r directive can be used in F# Interactive and Polyglot Notebooks. Copy this into the interactive tool or source code of the script to reference the package.
// Install Microsoft.DXSDK.D3DX as a Cake Addin
#addin nuget:?package=Microsoft.DXSDK.D3DX&version=9.29.952.8

// Install Microsoft.DXSDK.D3DX as a Cake Tool
#tool nuget:?package=Microsoft.DXSDK.D3DX&version=9.29.952.8


Copyright (c) 2002-2021 Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.

This package contains the headers, import libraries, and runtime DLLs for the deprecated D3DX9, D3DX10, and D3DX11 utilities libraries. These versions match the legacy DirectX SDK (June 2010) release. In combination with XAudio2Redist, using XInput 1.4 or XInput 9.1.0, and the Windows SDK, it's intended to remove any need to use the legacy DirectX SDK when targeting Windows 7 or later.

This package does not rely on the DirectSetup / DXSETUP.EXE / DXWEBSETUP.EXE legacy redistributable (a.k.a. the "DirectX End-User Runtime"). These components are designed to work without requiring any content from the legacy DirectX SDK. For details, see Where is the DirectX SDK?.

For Direct3D 11 users, the recommendation is to switch from D3DX11 to one of many open-source replacements to remove the need for this legacy NuGet package. For more information, see Living without D3DX.

The DirectX 12 utility library D3DX12 is header-only and has no library file or runtime DLL. You obtain the latest version from GitHub.


All content and source code for this package are subject to the terms of the LICENSE file. You are given permission to redistribute the following binary files 'application local' unmodified with your application:


Debug versions of the above libraries can be used for testing, but should not be shipped with your product:


See the NOTICE file for third-party notices.

The D3DX_DXGIFormatConvert.inl header (and no other header in this package) is available under the MIT License.

Platform support

These DLLs support Windows 7, Windows 8.0, Windows 8.1, and Windows 10 for both x86 and x64 native versions.

D3DX9, D3DX10, and D3DX11 are not supported for use in Universal Windows Platform (UWP) apps or on Xbox.

There is no ARM or ARM64 native version of D3DX9, D3DX10, and/or D3DX11 available.

The DirectX Developer Runtime (i.e. the Direct3D "DEBUG device") enabled by D3D11_CREATE_DEVICE_DEBUG and/or D3D10_CREATE_DEVICE_FLAG flags is not provided in this package. For Windows 10, this is installed via the "Graphics Tools" Windows optional feature. For Windows 7, Windows 8.1, and Windows 10 this is installed by the Windows SDK. The Debug versions of the D3DX9, D3XD10, and D3DX11 DLLs are included. For more information see Microsoft Docs.

The Direct3D 9 DirectX Runtime is not available for Windows 8.0, Windows 8.1, or Windows 10. It is available on Windows 7 via the legacy DirectX SDK.


Documentation for legacy D3DX is found on Microsoft Docs

Release Notes

  • Use of the D3DX9 shader flag D3DXSHADER_USE_LEGACY_D3DX9_31_DLL is not supported. This flag loads the D3DX9_31.DLL (October 2006) version of D3DX9 for legacy HLSL Pixel Shader 1.x support, and is not included in this package.

  • The DLLs in this NuGet package have been SHA-256 Authenticode signed. The original legacy DirectX SDK (June 2010) DLLs were SHA-1 signed. Microsoft has deprecated use of SHA-1 signing. See Microsoft Docs.

  • The "D3DCompiler_43.dll" is provided in this package as it is used by D3DX when using D3DXCompileShader , D3DX10CompileFromFile, D3DX11CompileFromFile, etc. It is recommended to use the D3DCompiler API directly using the header, import library, and runtime DLL from the Windows SDK (i.e. "D3DCompiler_47.dll" which is included in Windows 8.1 and Windows 10, and is available for 'application local' deployment for Windows 7 support). Direct use of "D3DCompiler_43.dll" is not supported by this package.

  • The GUID constants from D3DX9.H are not included in the Windows 10 SDK dxguid.lib library. To define them, in one of your code modules use this pattern:

#include <initguid.h>
#include <d3dx9.h>
  • If building with the v1xx_xp Platform Toolset which uses the Windows 7.1A SDK for Windows XP SP3 / Windows Server 2003 SP1 compatibility, use Microsoft.DXSDK.D3DX version 9.29.952.7 or use the legacy DirectX SDK.


This project may contain trademarks or logos for projects, products, or services. Authorized use of Microsoft trademarks or logos is subject to and must follow Microsoft's Trademark & Brand Guidelines. Use of Microsoft trademarks or logos in modified versions of this project must not cause confusion or imply Microsoft sponsorship. Any use of third-party trademarks or logos are subject to those third-party's policies.

Version History

9.29.952.8 (April 2021) - Minor header updates for better integration with the modern Windows SDK

9.29.952.7 (March 2021) - Removed dxfile.h, d3dxof.lib X-File (legacy)

9.29.952.3 (February 2021) - First release on

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Matches the DirectX SDK (June 2010) release.