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Hello to all users,
I am using visual studio 2010 and I have a simple win32 project (that reads a polyhedron from a file and shows it).
My problem is that in that project I want to save the opened window (that shows the polyhedron) as an image.
Or to say it more general, how can I save the opened window as an image (for example as jpp, bmp etch)?
Attention, that I use win32 project, NOT windows form application.
Best regards,
Dimitris

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This is a function of a small auto-screenshot program I did. It's in Win32 so you shouldn't have problems. Just modify the code so it only captures the region of your window.

void TakeScreenShot(char* filename)
{
keybd_event(VK_SNAPSHOT, 0x45, KEYEVENTF_EXTENDEDKEY, 0);
keybd_event(VK_SNAPSHOT, 0x45, KEYEVENTF_EXTENDEDKEY | KEYEVENTF_KEYUP, 0);
HBITMAP h;

OpenClipboard(NULL);
h = (HBITMAP)GetClipboardData(CF_BITMAP);
CloseClipboard();
HDC hdc = NULL;
FILE*fp=NULL;
LPVOID pBuf=NULL;
BITMAPINFO bmpInfo;
BITMAPFILEHEADER bmpFileHeader;
do
{
hdc=GetDC(NULL);
ZeroMemory(&bmpInfo,sizeof(BITMAPINFO));
bmpInfo.bmiHeader.biSize=sizeof(BITMAPINFOHEADER);
GetDIBits(hdc,h,0,0,NULL,&bmpInfo,DIB_RGB_COLORS);
if(bmpInfo.bmiHeader.biSizeImage<=0)
{
bmpInfo.bmiHeader.biSizeImage=bmpInfo.bmiHeader.biWidth*abs(bmpInfo.bmiHeader.biHeight)*(bmpInfo.bmiHeader.biBitCount+7)/8;
}
if((pBuf = malloc(bmpInfo.bmiHeader.biSizeImage))==NULL)
{
MessageBox( NULL, "Unable to Allocate Bitmap Memory", "Error", MB_OK|MB_ICONERROR);
break;
}
bmpInfo.bmiHeader.biCompression=BI_RGB;
GetDIBits(hdc,h,0,bmpInfo.bmiHeader.biHeight,pBuf, &bmpInfo, DIB_RGB_COLORS);
if((fp = fopen(filename,"wb"))==NULL)
{
MessageBox( NULL, "Unable to Create Bitmap File", "Error", MB_OK|MB_ICONERROR);
break;
}
bmpFileHeader.bfReserved1=0;
bmpFileHeader.bfReserved2=0;
bmpFileHeader.bfSize=sizeof(BITMAPFILEHEADER)+sizeof(BITMAPINFOHEADER)+bmpInfo.bmiHeader.biSizeImage;
bmpFileHeader.bfType='MB';
bmpFileHeader.bfOffBits=sizeof(BITMAPFILEHEADER)+sizeof(BITMAPINFOHEADER);
fwrite(&bmpFileHeader,sizeof(BITMAPFILEHEADER),1,fp);
fwrite(&bmpInfo.bmiHeader,sizeof(BITMAPINFOHEADER),1,fp);
fwrite(pBuf,bmpInfo.bmiHeader.biSizeImage,1,fp);
}while(false);

if(hdc)ReleaseDC(NULL,hdc);
if(pBuf) free(pBuf);
if(fp)fclose(fp);
}

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Thank you for the answer,
it really helps me.
But I am afraid that I can't find exactly in which part of the code I have to change just to select my projects window (that is the active window) and not the whole screen.
Thank you in advance

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