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Hi all, is there anyway to copy a image from the screen (which is located in hdc) and make it to be .bmp file. just like PrintScreen function when u strike the keyboard button and paste it on Paint. well, if anyone knows, would u mind tell me the concept and and some key function thank u from damian

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yes.

first you need to create/populate a BITMAPINFOHEADER that''s based upon the GetObject info of the bitmap. the bmi will also need to contain room after it for a palette (RGBQUAD data) if the bitmap color depth is 16 bits or less.

then you''ll need to create a buffer for the bitmap data itself and use GetDIBits to retrieve that data into the buffer and the palette data into the bih RGBQUAD buffer.

then you''ll need to create/populate a BITMAPFILEHEADER.

then binary write to file the bfi, bih (plus palette, if needed), and bits data.

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HWND winhwnd=GetDesktopWindow();
RECTANGLE rect;
GetWindowRectangle(winhwnd,&rect);
HDC winhdc=GetDC(winhwnd);
HDC temphdc=CreateCompatibleDC(winhdc);
HBITMAP temphbitmap=CreateCompatibleBitmap(winhdc,rect.right,rect.bottom);
HBITMAP old=(HBITMAP)SelectObject(temphdc,temphbitmap);
BitBlt(temphdc,0,0,rect.right,rect.bottom,winhdc,0,0,SRCCOPY);
SeletObject(temphdc,old);

ReleaseDC(winhwnd,winhdc);
DeleteDC(hdctemp);

//now in temphbitmap you have screenshot
SaveBitmap(temphdc,temphbitmap,"c:\\1.bmp");

DeleteObject(temphbitmap);

//SaveBitmap you can found in MSDN, just find file savebmp.c in examples ("julia" -something)

//i made it on fly so dont expect it will work

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Yes, thank you everyone, i get the thing done. However...

is there any way to just capture the image (exclude the blank and
unused client area).

i used GetClientRect() to grap the image, however, i need to do some filter work, so any method can be used to just copy the image which partly occupies the client area.

thank you

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Yes, thank you everyone, i get the thing done. However...

is there any way to just capture the image (exclude the blank and
unused client area).

i used GetClientRect() to grap the image, however, i need to do some filter work, so any method can be used to just copy the image which partly occupies the client area.

thank you

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