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Posted 07 September 1999 - 02:04 PM


I'm wondering if there is a better way to set the video mode than VESA, as I am working in windows. Also, I hate DirectX so please dont reply with it in your answer. Thanks alot.


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Posted 04 September 1999 - 10:46 AM

Gee, thanks for everyone's support. It really helped me. I cant wait till i have another question, I'll get the same quality answer.

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Posted 04 September 1999 - 12:10 PM

Try the EnumDisplaySettings and ChangeDisplaySettings Win32 functions. Basically you just enumerate the formats until you find one you like, then set it. You'll have to remember to set it back when you're done.

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Posted 04 September 1999 - 05:54 PM


Hey, thanks for your answer. I should have said in my original post that i was working in C, not C++. Is there any way to do it in C.

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Posted 04 September 1999 - 06:20 PM

That is done in C. Win32 is basically C code, MFC is C++. But the Win32 API is C.

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Posted 05 September 1999 - 08:04 AM


Oh, ok, I'll look into that. I still have no idea how to use it, i did locate the function definition in the winuser.h file though.

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Posted 07 September 1999 - 02:04 PM

here's microsoft's documentation for those functions:

EnumDisplaySettings: http://msdn.microsoft.com/library/sdkdoc/gdi/devcons_84oj.htm

ChangeDisplaySettings: http://msdn.microsoft.com/library/sdkdoc/gdi/devcons_7gz7.htm

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