This book covers the Windows graphics system from the surface of Win32 APIs to the rock bottom of display and printer drivers with a special focus on the Win32 GDI and the DirectDraw portion of DirectX. Focusing on Windows NT 4 and Windows 2000 platforms, it covers things like the Windows graphics system architecture; GDI and DirectDraw data structures; drawing devices; GDI objects; pixels, lines and curves; filled areas and bitmaps; logical fonts and text formatting; metafiles; printing and spooling; DirectDraw interfaces; GDI debugging tools; the EMF decompiler; image rendering; and 3D effects.
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The world's most complete guide to Windows graphics programming!
Hewlett-Packard Professional Books
To deliver high-performance Windows applications, you need an in-depth understanding of the Win32 GDI and DirectDraw—but until now, it's been virtually impossible to discover what's going on "behind" Microsoft's API calls. This book rips away the veil, giving experienced Windows programmers all the information and techniques they need to maximize performance, efficiency, and reliability! You'll discover how to make the most of Microsoft's Windows graphics APIs—including the important new graphics capabilities built into Windows 2000. Coverage includes:
Windows Graphics Programming delivers extensive code, practical techniques, and unprecedented insight—plus an exclusive CD-ROM containing original system-level tools, kernel mode drivers, sample code, and generic C++ classes for Windows graphics programming without MFC. If you want to build Windows graphics applications that deliver breakthrough performance and reliability, you'll find this book indispensable.About the Author:
FENG YUAN is a Software Design Engineer for Hewlett Packard in Vancouver, WA. He holds a Ph.D. in Software Engineering from Nanjing University. For the past four years, he has specialized in creating drivers for HP DeskJet printers—giving him a burning motivation and a unique opportunity to understand Windows graphics programming inside and out.
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Book Description Prentice Hall PTR, 2000. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # P110130869856
Book Description Prentice Hall PTR, 2000. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX0130869856