Fast accelerated graphics! with an clean easy API! That's the promise of Microsoft's Win2d library.
In this video I walk through, from scratch, how to create a simple animated graphics application for UWP using .NET. There are full notes (and links to source code) on my blog: https://blogs.msdn.com/b/lucian/archive/2015/06/17/win10-apps-in-net-getting-started-with-win2d-accelerated-graphics.aspx