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Breaking Changes from Beta to RC

During the development of the Release Candidate (RC) of Windows 7 there have been some changes made to improve functionality and to disambiguate certain components of the DirectWrite API. This overview describes the changes that will cause certain code that is based on the Beta Microsoft Windows Software Development Kit (SDK) to no longer work.

DWRITE_RENDERING_MODE

The names of the constants in the DWRITE_RENDERING_MODE enumeration have been changed. The name of the enumerated type DWRITE_RENDERING_MODE has not been changed. Below is a table of the old names and the new names.

Old NameNew Name
DWRITE_RENDERING_MODE_BILEVEL DWRITE_RENDERING_MODE_ALIASED
DWRITE_RENDERING_MODE_CLEARTYPE_COMPATIBLE DWRITE_RENDERING_MODE_CLEARTYPE_GDI_CLASSIC
DWRITE_RENDERING_MODE_CLEARTYPE_NATURAL DWRITE_RENDERING_MODE_CLEARTYPE_GDI_NATURAL
DWRITE_RENDERING_MODE_CLEARTYPE DWRITE_RENDERING_MODE_NATURAL
DWRITE_RENDERING_MODE_SYMMETRIC DWRITE_RENDERING_MODE_CLEARTYPE_NATURAL_SYMMETRIC
DWRITE_RENDERING_MODE_OUTLINE DWRITE_RENDERING_MODE_OUTLINE

 

Note  The DWRITE_RENDERING_MODE_OUTLINE constant in the DWRITE_RENDERING_MODE enumeration has not changed.

DWRITE_MEASURING_METHOD

The DWRITE_MEASURING_METHOD enumerated type has been renamed to DWRITE_MEASURING_MODE. The names of the constants in this enumeration have also been changed. Below is a table of the old names and the new names.

Old NameNew Name
DWRITE_MEASURING_METHOD_USE_IDEAL_METRICS DWRITE_MEASURING_MODE_NATURAL
DWRITE_MEASURING_METHOD_USE_DISPLAY_COMPATIBLE_METRICS DWRITE_MEASURING_MODE_GDI_CLASSIC
DWRITE_MEASURING_METHOD_USE_DISPLAY_NATURAL_METRICS DWRITE_MEASURING_MODE_GDI_NATURAL

 

DWRITE_UNDERLINE and DWRITE_STRIKETHROUGH

The DWRITE_UNDERLINE and DWRITE_STRIKETHROUGH structures have both had a new member named measuringMode, of type DWRITE_MEASURING_MODE, added. In both structures, measuringMode is the last member of the structure.

IDWriteFactory

The IDWriteFactory interface has had changes to two of its child methods: CreateDisplayTextLayout and CreateGlyphRunAnalysis.

The method CreateDisplayTextLayout has been renamed CreateGdiCompatibleTextLayout, and its parameter useDisplayNatural has been renamed useGdiNatural. The datatype for the parameter remains BOOL. The two versions of the method are shown below.

The Windows 7 Beta version.


virtual HRESULT CreateDisplayTextLayout(
  [in]            const WCHAR * string,
                  UINT32  stringLength,
                  IDWriteTextFormat * textFormat,
                  FLOAT  layoutWidth,
                  FLOAT  layoutHeight,
                  FLOAT  pixelsPerDip,
  [in, optional]  const DWRITE_MATRIX * transform,
                  BOOL  useDisplayNatural,
  [out]           IDWriteTextLayout ** textLayout
) = 0;

The Windows 7 RC version.


virtual HRESULT CreateGdiCompatibleTextLayout(
  [in]            const WCHAR * string,
                  UINT32  stringLength,
                  IDWriteTextFormat * textFormat,
                  FLOAT  layoutWidth,
                  FLOAT  layoutHeight,
                  FLOAT  pixelsPerDip,
  [in, optional]  const DWRITE_MATRIX * transform,
                  BOOL  useGdiNatural,
  [out]           IDWriteTextLayout ** textLayout
) = 0;

The method CreateGlyphRunAnalysis has had a parameter, measuringMode, of type DWRITE_RENDERING_MODE, added as the fifth parameter. The two versions of the method are shown below.

The Windows 7 Beta version.


virtual HRESULT CreateGlyphRunAnalysis(
  [in]            const DWRITE_GLYPH_RUN * glyphRun,
                  FLOAT  pixelsPerDip,
  [in, optional]  const DWRITE_MATRIX * transform,
                  DWRITE_RENDERING_MODE  renderingMode,
                  FLOAT  baselineOriginX,
                  FLOAT  baselineOriginY,
  [out]           IDWriteGlyphRunAnalysis ** glyphRunAnalysis
) = 0;

The Windows 7 RC version.


virtual HRESULT CreateGlyphRunAnalysis(
  [in]            const DWRITE_GLYPH_RUN * glyphRun,
                  FLOAT  pixelsPerDip,
  [in, optional]  const DWRITE_MATRIX * transform,
                  DWRITE_RENDERING_MODE  renderingMode,
                  DWRITE_MEASURING_MODE measuringMode,
                  FLOAT  baselineOriginX,
                  FLOAT  baselineOriginY,
  [out]           IDWriteGlyphRunAnalysis ** glyphRunAnalysis
) = 0;

IDWriteGeometrySink

IDWriteGeometrySink, formerly a typedef of the ID2D1GeometrySink interface, has been changed to a typedef of the ID2D1SimplifiedGeometrySink interface.

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Build date: 6/10/2009

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