Win2D is an easy-to-use Windows Runtime API for immediate mode 2D graphics rendering with GPU acceleration. It is available to C#, C++ and VB developers writing apps for the Windows Universal Platform (UWP). It utilizes the power of Direct2D, and integrates seamlessly with XAML and CoreWindow. (by microsoft)


Basic Win2D repo stats
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microsoft/Win2D is an open source project licensed under GNU General Public License v3.0 or later which is an OSI approved license.

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Posts where Win2D has been mentioned. We have used some of these posts to build our list of alternatives and similar projects - the last one was on 2021-02-15.
  • I've made a Video Editor for Windows 10, focused on Speed + Simplicity. Would you use it? | 2021-02-15
    To make a long story short, it's a UWP app since I've used DirectX 11 for drawing on the screen. I use C#, and I needed win2d (
  • What's the best way to develop something with GUI in C#? | 2021-01-25
    Universal Windows Platform was introduced as the new hotness, but in my personal experience lacks a number of features from WPF I couldn't part with. It seems to have flopped a bit outside of applications developed by Microsoft. Projects that I though would bring features I really wanted (like win2d: GitHub - microsoft/Win2D) seem to have lost support. I'd hold off on this.