Programming Tips - gdiplus: Can I use GDI Plus without MFC or ATL?

Date: 2015apr22 Language: C++ Library: GDI+ Platform: Windows Q. gdiplus: Can I use GDI Plus without MFC or ATL? (In other words in a plain win32 application) A. Yes, you can. I found I just need to add one include before to make it work without those frameworks:
#include <unknwn.h> // Needed for non-MFC/ATL use #include <Gdiplus.h>
My version of gdiplus.h says:
/**************************************************************************\ * * Copyright (c) 1998-2000, Microsoft Corp. All Rights Reserved. * * Module Name: * * Gdiplus.h * * Abstract: * * GDI+ Native C++ public header file * \**************************************************************************/