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Managed Wrappers for DirectX APIs in Win7

By popular demand, Microsoft is making managed wrappers for the DirectX APIs in Win7 available....

Author: Thomas.Olsen Date: 08/25/2009

New Direct2D Article by Kenny Kerr in June 2009 MSDN Magazine

Author: Thomas.Olsen Date: 06/05/2009

DirectX Blog is Live

In order to consolidate a lot of the information from various blogs, we decided to create a common...

Author: Thomas.Olsen Date: 04/21/2009

Updated Direct2D in March DirectX SDK

The March DirectX SDK includes an updated build of Direct2D. Note that this build of Direct2D runs...

Author: Thomas.Olsen Date: 03/24/2009

Upcoming Event: Visual Studio 2010 C++ ISV Development Laboratory

Visual Studio C++ ISV Development LabMay 4th – 8th, Redmond...

Author: Thomas.Olsen Date: 03/03/2009

Windows 7 Beta

Steve Ballmer announced yesterday at CES that the Windows 7 Beta is available, effective...

Author: Thomas.Olsen Date: 01/08/2009

Direct2D Sample Videos

ChartDemo.wmv -- Although D2D can render thousands (the exact amount depends on the video hardware...

Author: Thomas.Olsen Date: 11/13/2008

Direct2D Interop with Direct3D10

Tom Mulcahy is a Software Design Engineer on the Direct2D team. He posted a cool sample on his blog...

Author: Thomas.Olsen Date: 11/12/2008

Using Direct2D

In today's post, we're going to walk through a simple demonstration of Direct2D. We're not going to...

Author: Thomas.Olsen Date: 11/01/2008

Introducing the Microsoft Direct2D API

One of the challenging aspects of working on a product development team is that you often have to...

Author: Thomas.Olsen Date: 10/29/2008