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Visual Studio 2013 Cookbook by Richard Banks, Jeff Martin

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Using the Visual Studio Graphics Diagnostics

One of the hard things to do in DirectX applications is determine the cause of a visual glitch or bug on the screen. Despite the best efforts of developers to avoid bugs, there are many websites featuring screenshots taken by gamers of weird things happening in a game.

Visual Studio addresses some of the debugging issues for DirectX applications by including a new Graphics Diagnostics toolset that lets you look at pixel history to determine just how a specific pixel came to be rendered on the screen. Let's see how it works.

Getting ready

Simply start a premium version of Visual Studio 2013 on Windows 8.1 and you're ready to go.

How to do it...

For this recipe, perform the following steps:

  1. Create a new DirectX ...

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