GDI+ (GDIPlus)

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GDI+ (GDIPlus)

PostPosted by adun » Mon Oct 18, 2010 8:57 pm

General Information

Windows GDI+ is a class-based API for C/C++ programmers. It enables applications to use graphics and formatted text on both the video display and the printer. Applications based on the Microsoft Win32 API do not access graphics hardware directly. Instead, GDI+ interacts with device drivers on behalf of applications. GDI+ is also supported by Microsoft Win64.

GDI = Graphics Device Interface
GDI+ is the successor of MS graphissystem GDI. It's developped for and integratet in Windows XP. But it can also be installed on Windows 2000. The old version even on 98,ME NT 4.0 ;)

Gdiplus.dll 5.1.3102.5581 is the right version for Windows 2000 SP4.
This is documented at the download page of Platform SDK Redistributable: GDI+ (see Supported Operating Systems section):

Example: GDI+ and Windows Defender Beta 2 by Microsoft :

1.Quick installation

Download GDI+ from here :
Copy the GDIPlus.dll to the same folder as your application that makes an error.

2. Full installation (will integrate GDI+ into the system like it is in windows XP)

Example from Windows Defender Beta 2:

To resolve this issue, follow these steps:

1. Download the Platform SDK Redistributable: GDI+. To do this, visit the following Microsoft Web site: ... 590feaa05a ( ... 590feaa05a)
Important When you download the Ggdiplus_dnld.exe file, click Save, and then save the file to the desktop.
2. Double-click the Ggdiplus_dnld.exe file, and then click Yes to agree to the Microsoft Software License Terms.
3. When you are prompted, unzip all the files to the desktop. To do this, click Browse, double-click Desktop, and then click Unzip.
4. Manually copy the Gdiplus.dll file from the desktop to the %systemroot%\System32 folder. To do this, follow these steps:
1. Right-click Start, and then click Explore.
2. Click Desktop.
3. Right-click the Gdiplus.dll file, and then click Copy.
4. Click Start, click Run, type %systemroot%\System32, and then click OK.
5. Click Edit, and then click Paste.
5. Try to install Windows Defender.

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Re: GDI+ (GDIPlus)

PostPosted by justjohnny » Fri Oct 14, 2011 2:40 pm

After downloading WindowsXP-KB975337-x86-ENU.exe double click on it and then press OK to extract all the files to the current directory.

Navigate into:
<current directory>\asms\10\msft\windows\gdiplus
and copy these 3 files:
  • gdiplus.dll
to this directory:
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