WIC Image Viewer Using Direct2D Sample

This sample demonstrates the use of Windows Imaging Component (WIC) to decode an image file and Direct2D to render the image to the screen.

This topic contains the following sections.


This sample has the following requirements:

Minimum supported client Windows Vista
Windows SDK Windows Software Development Kit (SDK) for Windows 7


Downloading the Sample

This sample is available in the following locations:

Location Path/URL
Windows SDK \Program Files\Microsoft SDKs\Windows\v7.0\Samples\multimedia\wic\WICViewerD2D\
Code Gallery Windows Imaging Component and Direct2D Image Viewer Win32 Sample


Building the Sample

Using Visual Studio 2008 (preferred method)

  1. Open Windows Explorer and navigate to the directory.
  2. Double-click the icon for the .sln (solution) file to open the file in Visual Studio.
  3. In the Build menu, select Build Solution. The application will be built in the default \Debug or \Release directory.

Using the Command Prompt

To build the sample by using a command prompt:

  1. Open a command prompt window and navigate to the sample directory.
  2. Type msbuild WICViewerD2D.sln

Running the Sample

After you start the application, load an image file by using the Open command of the File menu.

See Also

Microsoft Windows Imaging Codec

Programming Guide



Samples and Code Examples