Direct3D 9 is not supported in the context of a Windows service

Source: Microsoft Support

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Action



You develop a Direct3D 9 application and attempt to execute the application within the context of a Windows Service.


 

Result



The application fails to render anything to the screen.


 

Cause



Direct3D 9 is not supported in the context of a Windows service.  Direct3D 9 is only supported when executed on an interactive desktop.


 

Resolution



One option is to use the Windows Advanced Rasterization Platform (WARP):


http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/dd285359.aspx

WARP10 is a high speed, fully conformant software rasterizer.


WARP allows fast rendering in a variety of situations where hardware implementations are unavailable, including:


  When running as a service or in a server environment


  When the user does not have any Direct3D capable hardware
  When no video card installed
  When a video driver is not available, or is not working correctly
  When a video card is out of memory, hangs or would take too many system resources to initialize.



Starting with Windows 8.1 / Windows Server 2012 R2, Direct3D 11 supports use from a Windows service. See DirectX 11.1 Features.

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