Current stable version of SharpDX is 2.6.3.
SharpDX binaries are directly downloadable from this web site or available from nuget packages.
SharpDX is now bundled into 2 separate packages, for all platforms and .NET Framework:
There is also a Visual Studio Extension available with Project Templates for the Toolkit. Search for SharpDX in Extension Manager in VisualStudio 2012 and install it from there
The content of the archive is structured like this:
| Bin | | (DirectXVersion)(-Signed)?-(Platform) | | Where: | | DirectXVersion : Define the DirectX version the assemblies were compiled | | DirectX11 or DirectX11.1 | | Signed : Assemblies are signed | | Platform : Specific assemblies per Platform where: | | - net20: Assemblies for Windows desktop / compiled with .NET 2.0 framework | | - net40: Assemblies for Windows desktop / compiled with .NET 4.0+ framework | | - winrt: Assemblies for Windows Store App / compiled with .NET 4.5+ framework | | - wp8-x86: Assemblies for Windows Phone 8 Emulator / compiled with .NET 4.5+ framework | | - wp8-ARM: Assemblies for Windows Phone 8 Device / compiled with .NET 4.5+ framework | | | | Redist : Contains redistribuable native dlls for D3DCompiler shipped when using for DirectX11.1
Note: Windows 8 Metro samples are only accessible from Visual Studio 2012 running on Windows 8 RTM.
Note: Windows 8 Phone samples are only accessible from Visual Studio 2012 with Windows Phone 8 SDK installed.
You can also build directly from the sources.