These sample projects show how to use the Win2D graphics API.
Example Gallery is the main Win2D demo and sample application. This is a C# XAML application, and contains many different examples showing various capabilities of Win2D, with a menu to select between them. Start here to get an idea of what Win2D can do and how use it.
- Example Gallery is also available in the Store.
Composition Example shows how to use Win2D to draw onto a Windows.UI.Composition drawing surface or swapchain.
CoreWindow Example is a C# application that draws directly to a CoreWindow, without using XAML.
Simple Sample is, yup, you guessed it! Pretty much the simplest possible app that uses Win2D - it's our version of the venerable "hello world".
Most of the samples contain two different Visual Studio solution files. The *.uap.sln version is for Windows 10 (Universal Windows Platform), while *.81.sln is for Windows 8.1 and Windows Phone 8.1.
Composition Example only contains a .uap.sln, because it does not support Windows 8.1.
These samples reference the NuGet packages Win2D.uwp or Win2D.win81, which will be automatically downloaded when you build the sample, so there is no need to separately install Win2D itself. Win2D source code is also available for those who like to see how the sausage is made.
An additional set of unofficial samples were created during a July 2015 app building exercise:
- Harrydactyl: Cooper's silly game with dinosaurs
- Shawn's Terrific Universal App for photogRaph Tweaking
- Age and Gender Guesser
- Rubik’s Cube Solver (work-in-progress)
- SvgWin2D (work-in-progress)
For more information about Win2D, see its documentation.