Sample Download : http://code.msdn.microsoft.com/How-to-apply-an-Opacity-09c2a28c
This code sample will show you how to apply an "Opacity Mask" to an image in Windows Store apps using Direct2D .
Note: This sample is based on James Dailey’s blog article:
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