Expanded Library

Direct2D Fundamentals

by Kenny Kerr

Learn how to use Direct2D to perform high quality and high-performance rendering in your applications.

What you'll learn

Direct2D is a native, immediate-mode, graphics rendering library that provides uncompromising performance. Its focus is on two-dimensional rendering, providing a rich array of primitives for rendering vector graphics, bitmaps and text. It’s designed to squeeze as much out of the underlying Direct3D-based GPU as humanly possible while retaining a surprisingly enjoyable API surface. In this course, you’ll learn the fundamentals of Direct2D programming and be well on your way to building rich user experiences using the same rendering engine as Internet Explorer 10.

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About the author

Kenny Kerr is a computer programmer and recognized expert in Windows operating system development and programming languages.

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