Description of the Windows Graphics, Imaging, and XPS Library

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INTRODUCTION

This article describes one of the components of the Platform Update for Windows Vista.

Windows Graphics, Imaging, and XPS Library

The Windows Graphics, Imaging, and XPS Library contains the latest advancements in modern graphics technologies for gaming, multimedia, imaging and printing applications. It includes updates to DirectX to support hardware acceleration for 2D, 3D and text-based scenarios; DirectCompute for hardware accelerated parallel computing scenarios; and XPS Library for document printing scenarios.

For more information about these technologies, please visit the following Microsoft Web sites:

http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/directx/default.aspx

http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/dd370990(VS.85).aspx

http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/dd371554(VS.85).aspx

http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms737408(VS.85).aspx

http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms742418.aspx

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For more information, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
971644 Description of the Platform Update for Windows Server 2008 and the Platform Update for Windows Vista

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Article ID: 971512 - Last Review: September 23, 2011 - Revision: 2.0
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  • Windows Vista Service Pack 2
  • Windows Server 2008 Service Pack 2
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