Advances in GDI? Doubt It.
This question is for the guys there at the PDC.
I would like to know if something has changed with GDI+ maybe GDI 2 ?
You mean besides Avalon? I haven't heard about any advances in the GDI APIs. Everything is moving towards Avalon and vector graphics. It was explicitly pointed out that there are two graphics stacks in Longhorn
. GDI for legacy apps and Avalon for Longhorn+ apps. As I understand it, so far, is the support for GDI is now essentially a thunking layer to Avalon. Legacy windows apps seem to run just fine (they showed Visicalc), but they look like complete strangers in the rich Avalon world.