Silk.NET.Vulkan.Extensions.EXT 2.17.1

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dotnet add package Silk.NET.Vulkan.Extensions.EXT --version 2.17.1
NuGet\Install-Package Silk.NET.Vulkan.Extensions.EXT -Version 2.17.1
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="Silk.NET.Vulkan.Extensions.EXT" Version="2.17.1" />
For projects that support PackageReference, copy this XML node into the project file to reference the package.
paket add Silk.NET.Vulkan.Extensions.EXT --version 2.17.1
#r "nuget: Silk.NET.Vulkan.Extensions.EXT, 2.17.1"
#r directive can be used in F# Interactive and Polyglot Notebooks. Copy this into the interactive tool or source code of the script to reference the package.
// Install Silk.NET.Vulkan.Extensions.EXT as a Cake Addin
#addin nuget:?package=Silk.NET.Vulkan.Extensions.EXT&version=2.17.1

// Install Silk.NET.Vulkan.Extensions.EXT as a Cake Tool
#tool nuget:?package=Silk.NET.Vulkan.Extensions.EXT&version=2.17.1

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Silk.NET is your one-stop-shop for high-speed .NET multimedia, graphics, and compute; providing bindings to popular low-level APIs such as OpenGL, OpenCL, OpenAL, OpenXR, GLFW, SDL, Vulkan, Assimp, WebGPU, and DirectX.

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About This Package

This package contains bindings for the low-level, high-throughput Vulkan graphics and compute API.



Having poured lots of hours into examining generated C# code and its JIT assembly, you can count on us to deliver blazing fast bindings with negligible overhead induced by Silk.NET!


With an efficient bindings regeneration mechanism, we are committed to ensuring our bindings reflect the latest specifications with frequent updates generated straight from the upstream sources.

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In addition to providing high-speed, direct, and transparent bindings, we provide high-level utilities and wrappers to maximise productivity in common workloads such as platform-agnostic abstractions around Windowing and Input, bringing your apps to a vast number of platforms without changing a single line!


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.NET Core netcoreapp2.0 was computed.  netcoreapp2.1 was computed.  netcoreapp2.2 was computed.  netcoreapp3.0 was computed.  netcoreapp3.1 is compatible. 
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.NET Framework net461 was computed.  net462 was computed.  net463 was computed.  net47 was computed.  net471 was computed.  net472 was computed.  net48 was computed.  net481 was computed. 
MonoAndroid monoandroid was computed. 
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Tizen tizen40 was computed.  tizen60 was computed. 
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2.17.1 2,891 4/9/2023
2.17.0 876 4/6/2023
2.16.0 72,929 8/2/2022
2.15.0 929 4/2/2022
2.14.0 446 3/15/2022
2.13.0 473 2/6/2022
2.12.0 557 1/7/2022
2.11.0 486 12/6/2021
2.10.1 19,653 11/10/2021
2.10.0 287 11/6/2021
2.9.0 341 10/5/2021
2.8.0 382 9/4/2021
2.7.0 309 8/9/2021
2.6.0 425 7/3/2021
2.5.0 367 6/8/2021
2.4.0 383 5/7/2021
2.3.0 282 4/3/2021
2.2.0 1,401 3/6/2021
2.1.0 1,023 2/16/2021
2.0.0 451 1/2/2021
2.0.0-preview5 202 12/29/2020
2.0.0-preview4 238 12/8/2020
2.0.0-preview3 297 11/17/2020
2.0.0-preview2 298 8/21/2020
2.0.0-preview 289 7/15/2020
1.9.0 357 12/4/2020
1.8.0 411 11/6/2020
1.7.0 403 10/2/2020
1.6.0 449 9/4/2020
1.5.0 416 8/7/2020
1.4.0 393 7/3/2020
1.3.0 416 6/5/2020
1.2.1 404 5/16/2020
1.2.0 406 5/1/2020
1.1.1 428 4/13/2020
1.1.0 472 4/5/2020
1.0.1 425 3/17/2020
1.0.0 490 3/6/2020
1.0.0-preview5 380 2/18/2020
1.0.0-preview4 307 2/8/2020
1.0.0-preview3 318 11/15/2019

Fix a minor regression with some OpenGL Span overloads. Read more about the 2.17 update here: