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Direct2D Debug Layer

Purpose

The Direct2D debug layer, implemented separately from Direct2D in its own DLL named d2d1debug.dll, provides design-time debug messages for you to minimize runtime application failure. The debug messages often result from violations of API contracts such as invalid parameters (could be Direct3D-related), invalid resources, threading violations, and other performance issues such as using a layer when a clip would suffice.

To help you decide how much information is traced by the debug layer, the debug layer offers three debug levels: information, warning, and error. These three levels are interpreted as follows:

  • Error: Direct2D sends severe error messages to the debug layer. For example, breaking a threading constraint will generate a severe error.

    Further, a message of level error triggers the breakpoint to help you debug.

  • Warning: Direct2D sends error messages and warnings to the debug layer so that you can address any of these messages.

  • Information: Direct2D sends error messages, warnings, and additional diagnostic information to the debug layer. For example, performance improvement messages will be sent at this debug level.

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TopicDescription

Installing the Direct2D Debug Layer

Describes how to install the Direct2D debug layer.

Direct2D Debug Layer Overview

Debug Messages

Lists the debug messages from the Direct2D Debug Layer.

 

 

 

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