.NET Framework 2.0
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slimdx has not longer been updated since 2012 and the website is also not reachable anymore

dotnet add package SlimDX --version
NuGet\Install-Package SlimDX -Version
This command is intended to be used within the Package Manager Console in Visual Studio, as it uses the NuGet module's version of Install-Package.
<PackageReference Include="SlimDX" Version="" />
For projects that support PackageReference, copy this XML node into the project file to reference the package.
paket add SlimDX --version
#r "nuget: SlimDX,"
#r directive can be used in F# Interactive, C# scripting and .NET Interactive. Copy this into the interactive tool or source code of the script to reference the package.
// Install SlimDX as a Cake Addin
#addin nuget:?package=SlimDX&version=

// Install SlimDX as a Cake Tool
#tool nuget:?package=SlimDX&version=

SlimDX is a free open source framework that enables developers to easily build DirectX applications using .NET technologies such as C#, VB.NET, and IronPython.

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NuGet packages (8)

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Utility classes, interfaces, controls, etc. for SlimDX projects. API documentation:


DirectX Version of the Delta Engine, uses SlimDX. The Delta Engine allows you to develop applications and especially games for many different platforms (mobile, tablets, console, PC) completely under Windows with .NET or native C++ by using your favorite tools.


SlimDX.D3D11Control takes care of the boilerplate of device context initialization and swapchain setup. It also provides a couple of useful properties for configuring vertical synchronization, setting the rasterizer's cull- and fillmode, etc.


Litmus is an API which is used to quickly get the Average Color or the Most Prominent color displayed on the screen.


Provides DirectInput gamepad support for Win32. Forked from the popular Nuclex Framework.

GitHub repositories (6)

Showing the top 5 popular GitHub repositories that depend on SlimDX:

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Starts multiple instances of a game for split-screen multiplayer gaming!
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Keyboard and mouse for Xbox One streaming on Windows
Fast Delaunay triangulation of 2D points implemented in C#.
Version Downloads Last updated 71,780 12/20/2013 14,861 3/20/2013

Provides the SlimDX framework as NuGet package (release version, .NET 2 and .NET 4, 32bit). For details see (Version just adds .NET 2.0 support, it is still the January 2012 SlimDX release)