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DirectComposition in Action

Course Summary

DirectComposition is the primary API for the Windows composition engine. Have you ever wondered what the DWM process is up to? Did you wish you could tap into some of its power? Then this course is for you. The DirectComposition API enables you to build t

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    Course Syllabus

    ● Introduction
        ◦ What's it all About?
        ◦ Architecture
        ◦ Concepts
        ◦ Summary
    ● Creating a Modern Desktop Window
        ◦ Introduction
        ◦ Cracking the Classic Window Procedure
        ◦ Creating a Desktop Window
        ◦ Painting and Validation
        ◦ Making a Window DPI-Aware
        ◦ Physical and Logical Pixels
        ◦ Resizing When DPI Changes
        ◦ Summary
    ● Creating and Managing the Devices
        ◦ Introduction
        ◦ Creating the Direct3D Device
        ◦ Creating the Direct2D Device
        ◦ Creating the DirectComposition Device and Target
        ◦ Device Creation and Loss
        ◦ Summary
    ● Creating Visuals and Surfaces
        ◦ Introduction
        ◦ Life Without a Redirection Surface
        ◦ Creating a Visual
        ◦ Creating and Drawing on a Surface
        ◦ Moving the Visual
        ◦ Scaling the Surface
        ◦ A Background Visual
        ◦ Scaling a 1x1 Background Surface
        ◦ Visual Inheritance
        ◦ Summary
    ● Rendering for Composition
        ◦ Introduction
        ◦ Accurate DPI-Based Window Sizing
        ◦ Shuffling Cards
        ◦ Preparing the Cards for Rendering
        ◦ Drawing the Card Faces
        ◦ Loading a Background Image
        ◦ Drawing the Tiled Card Backs
        ◦ Summary
    ● Transforms and Animation
        ◦ Introduction
        ◦ 2D Transforms
        ◦ 3D Transforms
        ◦ Animating Properties
        ◦ Windows Animation Manager
        ◦ Preparing Card Effects
        ◦ Selecting Cards
        ◦ Coordinating Animation
        ◦ Summary

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USD 29

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1 - 4 hours / week

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