Warning: Microsoft DirectDraw has been deprecated. Deprecated components of Microsoft DirectX 9.0 for Managed Code are considered obsolete. While these components are still supported in this release of DirectX 9.0 for Managed Code, they may be removed in the future. When writing new applications, you should avoid using these deprecated components. When modifying existing applications, you are strongly encouraged to remove any dependency on these components.

The DirectDraw application programming interface (API) is the component of DirectX that enables you to directly manipulate display memory, the hardware blitter, hardware overlay support, and flipping surface support. For more information, see the Microsoft.DirectX.DirectDraw managed code reference documentation.