The DirectDrawEx component contains a dynamic-link library (DLL), called Ddrawex.dll, which insulates the application caller from version differences between the DLL and the installed version of Microsoft DirectDraw.

This component only supports system memory resources. Therefore, video memory surfaces, and thus hardware acceleration, are not available through this component.

This component supports the CLSID_DirectDrawFactory object, and is used by some components of Internet Explorer, including DirectAnimation and the DirectXTransforms infrastructure.


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