In this article, the author shows you how to draw with Direct2D by introducing Direct2D's color structure and its various types of brushes.
MSDN Magazine September 2009
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Layered windows provide the unique ability to compose a window on the desktop using per-pixel alpha blending. We take a look at how you can implement this drawing technique in Direct2D.
MSDN Magazine December 2009
If you want to develop high-performance and high-quality commercial applications, you'll still look to C++ and native code. Direct2D will help you deliver the graphics power you need.
MSDN Magazine June 2009
Bitmap.SetResolution does nothing on Windows 7. It works fine on XP and Vista. This code demonstrates the problem:
foreach (string file in Directory.GetFiles(@"C:\Temp\input"))
string newFile = "";
using (var bitmap = (Bitmap)Image.FromFile(file))
newFile = Path.Combine(@"C:\Temp\output", Path.GetFileName(file));
using (Image image = Image.FromFile(newFile))