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Windows 7 support for DirectX in WinForms

Three weeks ago, at the start of our beta period for v17.2, I described a fascinating new feature for our data grid in WinForms: sidestepping GDI+ and going straight to DirectX for way faster rendering. At the time I mentioned that, unfortunately, it was limited to apps running under Windows 8 or later.

Well, no more. I am delighted to announce that this new direct-to-DirectX support is now available for grids in apps that run on Windows 7 as well. It’s there in the current version, no need to wait for the next minor.


Published Nov 20 2017, 12:21 PM by
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Engº Silvio Cruz

This are Excelent news i've look for this change to issui GDI+ performance for years....

November 21, 2017 1:46 AM

Edhy Rijo

Hi Julian,

Great news, thanks.  We still have a lot of users with Windows 7 and this optimization will be well receive.

November 22, 2017 7:39 AM

Charalampos Michael

Dear Julian,

 Why not Direct X for VCL ?

Thank you

December 4, 2017 7:32 AM

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