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Solution for Infamous Black Problem

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Do we have any kind of solution for the infamous black problem yet? That is, reading black across a window when it clearly isn't? Any libraries or guides? Maybe I should make a feature request..

I know C++, but not windows API, DirectX or any screen reading/autoit abilities. Can anyone tell me how to make a C++ library for autoit to get around the black issue? Or something like that?

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Aru,

What is the "infamous black problem"? Just saying "reading black across a window when it clearly isn't" is not a lot to go on. :)

And what has it to do with AutoIt if you need a C++ library? :)

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I think it's Vista and Win7, but often fullscreen windows and some windowed ones just return black value for all of the pixels, everywhere. I've read that it can be fixed with DirectX hooking, but I'd have no idea how. It's a problem I and many others have been limited by for years, and I was wondering if there's a general solution or fix yet. Something anyone can implement.

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"Can anyone tell me how to make a C++ library for autoit to get around the black issue? Or something like that?"

Are you serious?

You want someone to learn you C++ and make a library just so you can easily use it in autoit.

If you know C++ like you say, then why after "Years" have you not wrote this C++ library yourself?

Seriouse question, if you care to answer it.


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#5 ·  Posted (edited)

"Can anyone tell me how to make a C++ library for autoit to get around the black issue? Or something like that?"

Are you serious?

You want someone to learn you C++ and make a library just so you can easily use it in autoit.

If you know C++ like you say, then why after "Years" have you not wrote this C++ library yourself?

Seriouse question, if you care to answer it.

Yes, I am, or I wouldn't have asked. Why wouldn't I be serious?

A somewhat easily used fix is exactly what I'd like. Then everyone could use it, and the problem would be no more. It makes autoit completely unusable sometimes.

And because, like I said, I don't know any DX or windows API or autoit functionality for C++. I don't have the knowledge to write it.

Edited by Aru

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#6 ·  Posted (edited)

Not all methods of capturing pixels work in all cases. It depends a lot on the application whose pixel is requested and the method it uses for drawing. Therefore, sometimes some methods of capturing pixels work and some don't, AutoIt can't use all methods and it would be unreasonable to expect that (one drawback is that file size would grow incredible for a "simple" feature). Try this method written in pure AutoIt code:

Edited by Manadar

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Turning off aero and/or running applications windowed works in atleast some cases.

Anyone else just had to see what this was about after reading the topic title?

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Thanks Manadar, I'll look at it. And I'm having problems with a renderer and some technical drawing programs, John. It's infamous to me >.>

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