ImageNext week is Christmas. I know most of you are scrambling to find the perfect gift for that special someone. Here’s an idea: a custom app built just for her. What could she love more than vector-based graphics on a touch screen? How she’ll remember this year and bring it up again and again, reminding you of what you gave her. And, what’s better than Christmas leftovers? How about a post-Christmas bug/fix/triage session in the comfort of your own home!

Seriously, I am not being serious. But if you are wanting to build a Windows 8.1 app that uses the new Render Target Bitmap capability, then look no further than this simple demo that will walk you through creating a Christmas tree, arranging the ornaments and saving the result.

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