For apps on Windows 10, we recommend using Windows.UI.Composition APIs instead of DirectComposition. For more info, see Modernize your desktop app using the Visual layer.
This section provides a conceptual overview of DirectComposition.
In this section
||This topic provides an overview of the basic concepts of Microsoft DirectComposition.
||This topic describes the types of bitmap content that DirectComposition supports.
||This topic describes the types of types of surfaces that DirectComposition supports.
||This topic discusses DirectComposition support for two-dimensional (2D) affine (linear) transforms, and describes the types of transforms that DirectComposition supports.
||This topic discusses the basics of DirectComposition effects, and describes the types of effects that DirectComposition supports.
||This topic discusses the basics of DirectComposition animation.
||This topic describes DirectComposition support for clipping visuals.
|Architecture and components
||This topic describes the components that make up DirectComposition.