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### #1Fundy Glostna  Members

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Posted 25 January 2002 - 09:11 AM

For some reason, I can''t load bitmaps from file into a HBITMAP handle! szfilename is a LPCTSTR string, like "testimage.bmp" Oh what is wrong?! Does it have something to do with my project''s bitmaps being in the Resource folder? (in Microsoft Visual C++) //Load the bitmap "szfilename" into the bitmap handle hbm = (HBITMAP) LoadImage(NULL, szfilename, IMAGE_BITMAP, 0, 0, LR_LOADFROMFILE | LR_DEFAULTSIZE); if(!hbm) { return 0; //error that always happens! }

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Posted 25 January 2002 - 09:52 AM

You may want to explicitly specify your desired height and width, since the LR_DEFAULTSIZE flag "uses the width or height specified by the system metric values for cursors or icons." But you specified it was an IMAGE_BITMAP, not an icon or cursor.

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### #3Fundy Glostna  Members

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Posted 25 January 2002 - 10:17 AM

I tried that, but doesn''t stop the errors.

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Posted 25 January 2002 - 11:29 AM

"Does it have something to do with my project''s bitmaps being in the Resource folder?"

The bitmaps should be in the same folder as your executable. I don''t use MSVC, but I''m confident that this is the problem.

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Posted 26 January 2002 - 07:10 AM

You could provide a little more information to us if you could tell us what GetLastError() is returning after the failure.

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Posted 26 January 2002 - 08:10 AM

Never mind! I got my code to work by loading the bitmap from a resource script using MAKEINTRESOURCE(IDB_BITMAP) in place of szfilename.

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Posted 27 January 2002 - 07:34 AM

damn, I think I got the same problem like you
my bmp file is in the debug folder, so my program should find it

how do I use that Getlasterror() code?

this is how I try to load my bitmap

  if ((hbitmap = (HBITMAP)LoadImage(hInstance, File, IMAGE_BITMAP, 0, 0, LR_CREATEDIBSECTION |LR_LOADFROMFILE)) == NULL) { Write2Log("Loading image succesfull") ; } // end of if else { Write2Log("Loading image failed!") ; } // end of else

note that Write2Log() is a function that writes to a log-file so I knew where my program goes wrong

and second note I already used this code in an other game and there it worked fine

also note that I don't get any compile errors

thanx in advance for any help

Edited by - da_cobra on January 27, 2002 2:36:00 PM

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Posted 27 January 2002 - 03:37 PM

Hey, aren''t you testing that if hbm returns NULL, it writes "Load image successful" and if it DOES return something, it writes "Load image failed". Seems to me you need to use !=NULL instead of ==NULL :

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Posted 27 January 2002 - 03:38 PM

P.S. How do you get your code to appear in that nice, centered, white box?

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Posted 27 January 2002 - 08:10 PM

could that be my problem?
although I don't think so because the rest of my load bitmap code also fails, so I think it's not loaded well?!?
but thanx anyway, I'll check tonight, who knows

for that nice white box just use this html code

[ source ]

source code here
[ \ source ]

Edited by - da_cobra on January 28, 2002 3:12:09 AM

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