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Win32 and COM for Windows Runtime apps and Universal Windows Platform (UWP) apps (graphics)

These graphics APIs are supported for developing Windows Runtime apps and Universal Windows Platform (UWP) apps.

Note  

Some API are supported only for Windows Store apps and not Windows Phone Store apps, and vice-versa. Specific compatibility details for a particular API can be found in its reference topic or relevant header file. For more information, see Win32 and COM for Windows Runtime apps.

Direct2D

Direct2D for UWP apps

These APIs are available for UWP apps only.

Direct3D

Direct3D for UWP apps

These APIs are available for UWP apps only.

DirectShow for UWP apps

These APIs are available for UWP apps only.

DirectWrite

DirectWrite for UWP apps

These APIs are available for UWP apps only.

DirectXMath

High Level Shading Language

Note  You can use the D3DCompile functions in your Windows Runtime apps, but they aren't supported in the Store.

Windows Imaging Component

Windows Imaging Component for UWP apps

These APIs are available for UWP apps only.

Related topics

Win32 and COM for Windows Runtime apps