View Full Version : What is the correct plugin name for DirectX?

08-11-2006, 10:08 AM
Is is just Direct X or DirectX or Microsoft DirectX? I am UTL any leads for this one... thx.

08-11-2006, 12:06 PM
I checked out Google for you and I found that the DirectX plugin was for 3d audio positioning or something like that.

Here it is here: http://www.users.bigpond.com/prodigalson/plugins.htm

I always know what you mean by Microsoft DirectX. The developer version of DirectX is called "DirectX SDK": http://msdn.microsoft.com/directx/sdk/,

while the latest version for ordinary peopel is DirectX 9.0c: http://www.softwarepatch.com/windows/directx.html

I hope this helps you although it is pretty confusing. If this isn't what you meant please don't hesitate to reply back.

08-11-2006, 10:40 PM
Hehe, thanks for help, I was referring to how one checks for Direct X as you might check if a user has WMP, JS, Adobe, Flash, etc. installed or not... I did more searching and just keep finding the same list of plugin dectect scripts, so I am assuming now there is no way to check for DirectX via browser.

i.e. List:

Adobe Reader
Java Plugin
Macromedia Flash Player
Macromedia Shockwave Player
RealPlayer 10
Windows Media Player

08-12-2006, 12:20 AM
I don't know much about DirectX and even less about using it from JavaScript. But maybe you could do something like the following:

try {
// initiate DirectX object
catch (e)
// browser does not have DirectX

obviously, not knowing about how you instantiate DirectX from JavaScript I can't say whether that would work! :D

08-12-2006, 03:02 AM
I suppose that would be an alternative to use. :thumbsup: