Programming language: C#
License: MIT License
Tags: DirectX    
Latest version: v2.2.0

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License: MIT Build status NuGet

Vortice.Windows is a collection of Win32 and UWP libraries with bindings support for DXGI, WIC, DirectWrite, Direct2D, Direct3D9, Direct3D11, Direct3D12, XInput, XAudio2, X3DAudio, DirectInput, DirectStorage, DirectML and UIAnimation.

This library targets netstandard2.0 and net6.0 using modern .NET API, see CHANGELOG for list of changes between commits.

If you are looking for high-performance low level bindings, please visit Vortice.Win32


Please consider becoming a SPONSOR to further help development and to allow faster issue triaging and new features to be implemented. NOTE: any feature request would require a sponsor in order to allow faster implementation and allow this project to continue.

There is a collection of samples available Vortice.Windows.Samples


Library development, contributions and bugfixes by:

  • Amer Koleci
  • Aaron Sun (DirectML)

SharpDX bindings were used for some platforms to understand how mapping works using SharpGenTools.


In order to compile, make sure no spaces are present in the solution path otherwise SharpGen will fail to generate bindings. Also, you need to install Visual Studio 2022 with the following components:

  • [x] Visual C++ Toolset Component
  • [x] Windows 11 SDK (10.0.22621.0)
  • [x] .NET 6.0 SDK

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*Note that all licence references and agreements mentioned in the Vortice.Windows README section above are relevant to that project's source code only.