For all those who miss XNA in Metro applications, DirectX Tool Kit is a handy set of classes that mimic popular XNA classes such as
BasicEffect. Let’s see how easy it is to use it. For my first trick, I shall load a texture and render it on screen. Nothing fancy, but it will quickly establish the similarities between old and proven XNA code with new DX11 code. Just to be clear, the code in this blog post is written using C++.
Go and download DirectXTK from Codeplex/. Open the
DirectXTK_11_Metro solution and you will see only one project inside. Build it and you will get a static library. Include files are located in the
Inc folder. read more