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Valuater, just tried your code and while it works, LazyCats captplugin.dll dumps out to an exception error on completion everytime (using your code or his included example). This is not a problem with your code, it's a problem with the plugin dll itself.

Tested his V2 Capture Screen dll (captdll.dll) and it seemed to work ok.

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as long as you get the results you wanted

thats great!



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Slight modification to Valuaters code using v2 of LazyCats screen capturing DLL:

HotKeySet("{F9}", "OnScreenShot")
HotKeySet("{ESC}", "Terminate")

While 1

Func OnScreenShot()
    If Not FileExists (@scriptdir & "\screenshots") Then DirCreate (@scriptdir & "\screenshots") 
    If Not FileExists(@scriptdir & "\captdll.dll") Then FileInstall( "captdll.dll", @scriptdir & "" ,1)
    Local $Cwin1 = WinGetHandle(""); gets the handle of the active window
    Local $Cwin2 = WinGetPos($Cwin1); gets active window dimensions
    Local $Quality = 85; use -1 to save as BMP or use number between 0 - 100 to save as JPG quality
    If $Quality = -1 Then
        Local $SaveAs = ".bmp"
        Local $SaveAs = ".jpg"
    Local $CaptureDirectory = @ScriptDir & "\Screenshots\"; directory uses to store screen caps
    Local $CaptureFile = @YEAR & "-" & @MON & "-" & @MDAY & "_" & @HOUR & @MIN & "-" & @SEC & $SaveAs
    DllCall(@scriptdir & "\captdll.dll", "int", "CaptureRegion", "str", $CaptureDirectory & $CaptureFile, "int", $Cwin2[0], "int", $Cwin2[1], "int", $Cwin2[2], "int", $Cwin2[3], "int", $Quality)
    If @error Then MsgBox(262160,"ERROR","The screen was not captured",4)

Func Terminate()

Whatever you make active (ie. desktop, window, taskbar etc) will be captured and sent to the screenshots directory as either a BMP or JPG (depending on quality setting). If using the main function (OnScreenShot) in a script, you might want to make the $Quality variable global to give users a choice of output format.

Credit goes to Valuater for the initial code showing how to capture windows and LazyCat for the DLL.

Edited by PartyPooper

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It seems I misread that whoopsie indeed you would need the extra code to select screen. Althougt using JPG at 100% quality would not break the quality because it only makes a pallete then it doesn't reduce the amount of color wich normally makes the image look bad.

In theory ofcourse thats what should happen with 100% quality (or 0 setting of compression)

I havent tested if the plugin also does this with jpg.

Screenshot can look really bad with the jpg compression on.

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i am not sure if someone will reply after all the time, but there is one question not answered: which method can capture an active window without the title bar (just the plain "gui" /picture) ?



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