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Opacity Masks Example

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This sample shows how to create opacity masks from different kinds of brushes. It produces the output shown in the following illustrations.

Illustration of three bitmaps with different opacity masks that are applied to them

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Minimum supported clientWindows 7 or Windows Vista with Service Pack 2 (SP2) and Platform Update for Windows Vista
Minimum supported serverWindows Server 2008 R2 or Windows Server 2008 with Service Pack 2 (SP2) and Platform Update for Windows Server 2008
Windows SDKWindows Software Development Kit (SDK) for Windows 7


Downloading the Sample

This sample is available in the following locations.

Code GalleryDownload from MSDN Code Gallery


Building the Sample

Building the Sample Using the Command Prompt

  1. Open the Command Prompt window and browse to the sample directory.
  2. Type msbuild OpacityMasksExample.sln.

Building the Sample Using Visual Studio 2008 (Preferred Method)

  1. Open Windows Explorer and browse to the sample directory.
  2. Double-click the icon for the .sln (solution) file to open the file in Visual Studio.
  3. In the Build menu, select Build Solution. The application will be built in the default \Debug or \Release directory.



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Build date: 1/22/2012

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