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Direct3D Rendering Cookbook

By : Justin Stenning, Justin Stenning
Book Image

Direct3D Rendering Cookbook

By: Justin Stenning, Justin Stenning

Overview of this book

Table of Contents (19 chapters)
Direct3D Rendering Cookbook
About the Author
About the Reviewers
Further Reading

Loading and compiling resources asynchronously

Within Windows Store apps, it is desirable to keep your application as responsive as possible at all times. Instead of showing a static splash screen for the duration of compiling shaders and loading resources, in this recipe we will initialize our renderers and resources using the async/await keywords.

Getting ready

For this recipe, we will continue from where we left off in the previous recipe Rendering to an XAML SwapChainPanel.

How to do it…

We will first make changes to the SwapChainPanel C# class file and then update the CreateDeviceDependentResources implementation to support asynchronous resource creation. Lastly, we will take a look at some of the additional changes necessary within the code for loading meshes and textures.

  1. Let's begin by opening the D3DPanel.xaml.cs file and registering an event handler for the Loaded event within the constructor.

    public D3DPanel()
        this.Loaded += swapChainPanel_Loaded...