To deliver high-performance Windows applications, developers need an in-depth understanding of the Win32 GDI and DirectDraw -- but until now, it's been virtually impossible to discover what's going on "behind" Microsoft's API calls. This book rips away the veil, giving experienced Windows programmers the information and techniques they need to maximize performance, efficiency, and reliability -- and to make the best use of Windows graphics APIs and the important new graphics features provided in Windows 2000. Readers will gain a clear, concrete understanding of how GDI and DirectDraw are implemented internally; their limitations, resource requirements, and performance impact; and keys to implementing features and troubleshooting problems. This book is filled with high quality, original, system-level tools, kernal mode drivers, sample programs, and generic C++ classes for Windows programming without MFC. Readers can find out how to build API spys and hooks, detect GDI resource leaks, build image processing software, and more. Part 1 goes behind the scenes to uncover the Windows system architecture and graphics system internal data structure, and provides techniques for spying on the components of the graphics system. Part 2 provides detailed coverage of the Win32 GDI and Direct Draw API, based on the solid foundation built in Part 1. It covers device context, coordinate space and transformation, pixels, lines, and curves, area fills, various types of bitmaps, image processing, fonts, text, enhanced metafiles, and printing.
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The world's most complete guide to Windows graphics programming!
Hewlett-Packard Professional Books
To deliver high-performance Windows applications, you need an in-depth understanding of the Win32 GDI and DirectDraw—but until now, it's been virtually impossible to discover what's going on "behind" Microsoft's API calls. This book rips away the veil, giving experienced Windows programmers all the information and techniques they need to maximize performance, efficiency, and reliability! You'll discover how to make the most of Microsoft's Windows graphics APIs—including the important new graphics capabilities built into Windows 2000. Coverage includes:
Windows Graphics Programming delivers extensive code, practical techniques, and unprecedented insight—plus an exclusive CD-ROM containing original system-level tools, kernel mode drivers, sample code, and generic C++ classes for Windows graphics programming without MFC. If you want to build Windows graphics applications that deliver breakthrough performance and reliability, you'll find this book indispensable.About the Author:
FENG YUAN is a Software Design Engineer for Hewlett Packard in Vancouver, WA. He holds a Ph.D. in Software Engineering from Nanjing University. For the past four years, he has specialized in creating drivers for HP DeskJet printers—giving him a burning motivation and a unique opportunity to understand Windows graphics programming inside and out.
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Book Description Prentice Hall PTR, 2000. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX0130869856
Book Description Prentice Hall PTR, 2000. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # P110130869856