DirectComposition in Action
Learn how to use DirectComposition to easily produce high-performance visual effects with the Windows composition engine.
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 the highest-performance native graphics applications using a "retained mode" graphics API. The composition engine retains a visual tree of bitmaps that may be rendered with "immediate mode" graphics APIs such as Direct2D or Direct3D. You get the best of both worlds and can achieve visual effects at a performance level that was never possible prior to the introduction of the DirectComposition API. This course will give you a practical tour of the API by showing you how to build a DirectX-based card game from scratch, producing animated transitions for a visually engaging user interface.
Course SyllabusIntroduction- 9m 18s
—What's it all About? 2m 56s
—Architecture 2m 24s
—Concepts 2m 21s
—Summary 1m 35sCreating a Modern Desktop Window- 49m 38s
—Introduction 1m 0s
—Cracking the Classic Window Procedure 7m 49s
—Creating a Desktop Window 6m 8s
—Painting and Validation 9m 31s
—Making a Window DPI-Aware 9m 7s
—Physical and Logical Pixels 9m 30s
—Resizing When DPI Changes 4m 33s
—Summary 1m 55sCreating and Managing the Devices- 28m 38sCreating Visuals and Surfaces- 55m 27sRendering for Composition- 48m 20sTransforms and Animation- 1h 0m