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There are a few new APIs for Windows 7 including Direct2D, DirectWrite, and a new animation API. Some of this information might be merged or linked into the Windows 7 article. Direct2D has me somewhat interested, given the demos and facts I've read about it so far. Sysrpl (talk) 20:25, 28 December 2008 (UTC)
I've recently installed the Windows 7 Beta SDK and have been experimenting with Direct2D in my Direct3D applications. Along with DirectWrite it simplifies text handling in my programs. Hexadecimal (talk) 21:34, 31 January 2009 (UTC)
We say: " unlike Direct3D and WPF and similarly to GDI/GDI+, Direct2D is an "immediate mode" rendering API". However, I'm pretty sure Direct3D is an immediate mode API these days too (just like OpenGL is). We even say so on the Direct3D page. Multi io (talk) 12:17, 8 November 2010 (UTC)
Please do not add lists of Microsoft Knowledge Base articles. Wikipedia is not a guide for security updates and bug fixes which are rountinely released every week. --Dmitry(talk•contibs) 20:50, 11 April 2012 (UTC)
Oppose Hm. I got a similar RFC for Directwrite; I see nothing different about this one. As I said then, I don't feel strongly about a certain amount of how-to listing and guidance; If a user accidentally picks up a bit of vital knowledge from WP when he is stuck, it seems just possible that the other pillars of WP might take up the strain. But it is unencyclopaedic to document the use of commercial software; it is volatile, the relevant material is on the web anyway, FREE yet, and maintaining it is a full time job for a team. Anything documented here is soon out of date and becomes more of a hindrance to the user and a humiliation to WP, than an asset to anyone at all -- Microsoft won't be a bit grateful, for one! I reckon that an article such as this one justifies no more than a lede and a reference or two to MS or possibly an independent forum, if that. JonRichfield (talk) 06:56, 27 December 2012 (UTC)