API Reference

The following topics provide information about the Direct2D API.

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D2D1 Namespace

Lists the classes, functions, and structures defined by the D2D1 namespace.

Datatypes and Constants

Lists the data types and constants provided by Direct2D.


Lists the enumerations defined by Direct2D.


Lists the functions provided by Direct2D.


Lists the interfaces provided by Direct2D.


Lists the structures provided by Direct2D.

Built-in Effects

Direct2D effects provides this set of built-in effects.

HLSL Helpers

To assist effect authors in writing linkable pixel shaders, d2d1effecthelpers.hlsli defines a set of HLSL language extensions in the form of helper methods and macros.

SVG Support

Beginning in Windows 10 Anniversary Update, Direct2D supports rendering color fonts that contain SVG glyph outlines, as described in the OpenType specification (see the ‘SVG ’ table). Beginning in Windows 10 Creators Update, Direct2D also supports rendering standalone SVG images. However, certain SVG features are disallowed within OpenType SVG fonts, and certain SVG features are currently unsupported by Direct2D.