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Im reading a tutorial about loading bitmaps into your memory to blit to a surface the function prototype is like this IDirectDrawSurface *DDLoadBitmap(IDirectDraw *pdd,LPCSTR szBitmap); Is *pdd just the name of the bitmap? and what is szBitMap?? if you want to see the tutorial Im looking at its at www.gamdev.net/reference/articles/article608.asp also when Im putting in the name of the bitmap do I just put the name like bitmap.bmp or "bitmap.bmp" ??? please help

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pdd is your DirectDraw object (lpDD or whatever you call it) szBitMap is the name of the bitmap you''re loading, you would call it like this:

LPDIRECTDRAW7 lpDD; // a DirectDraw 7 object
LPDIRECTDRAWSURFACE7 lpDDSbitmap; // A DirectX 7 surface
lpDDSbitmap=DDLoadBitmap(lpDD, "bitmap.bmp");
// do whatever

I hope that helps


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