Function Reference


_GDIPlus_Startup

Initialize Microsoft Windows GDI+

#include <GDIPlus.au3>
_GDIPlus_Startup ( [$sGDIPDLL = Default [, $bRetDllHandle = False]] )

Parameters

$sGDIPDLL [optional] the filename of the dll to be used. Default is the installed GDI Dll.
$bRetDllHandle [optional] True if the handle to opened GDI Dll is to be returned. Default is False.

Return Value

Success: True or a handle to the opened GDI Dll if $bRetDllHandle = True.
Failure: False and sets the @error flag to non-zero, @extended may contain GPSTATUS error code ($GPID_ERR*).

Remarks

Call _GDIPlus_Startup() before you create any GDI+ objects.

If GDI+ V1.1 functions are available @extended will be set to value greater than 5.
For Vista or Server 2008 the $sGDIPDLL must be defined. The gdiplus.dll can be found in @WindowsDir & "\winsxs\*.gdiplus*\gdiplus.dll"

Related

_GDIPlus_Shutdown

See Also

Search GdiplusStartup in MSDN Library.

Example

#include <GDIPlus.au3>
#include <GUIConstantsEx.au3>
#include <ScreenCapture.au3>
#include <WinAPI.au3>

Example()

Func Example()
    Local $hGUI, $hBMP, $hBitmap, $hGraphic

    ; Capture upper left corner of screen
    $hBMP = _ScreenCapture_Capture("", 0, 0, 400, 300)

    ; Create GUI
    $hGUI = GUICreate("GDI+", 400, 300)
    GUISetState(@SW_SHOW)

    ; Initialize GDI+ library
    _GDIPlus_Startup()

    ; Draw bitmap to GUI
    $hBitmap = _GDIPlus_BitmapCreateFromHBITMAP($hBMP)
    $hGraphic = _GDIPlus_GraphicsCreateFromHWND($hGUI)
    _GDIPlus_GraphicsDrawImage($hGraphic, $hBitmap, 0, 0)

    ; Clean up resources
    _GDIPlus_GraphicsDispose($hGraphic)
    _GDIPlus_ImageDispose($hBitmap)
    _WinAPI_DeleteObject($hBMP)

    ; Shut down GDI+ library
    _GDIPlus_Shutdown()

    ; Loop until the user exits.
    Do
    Until GUIGetMsg() = $GUI_EVENT_CLOSE
EndFunc   ;==>Example