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Full Screen OpenGL

Posted on 1999-07-20
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Last Modified: 2010-04-06
I would need some help on "starting" opengl in Delphi 3. I would like to do full screen opengl rendations (preferably in an arbitrary resolution). I know "pure" opengl and have tried to get it to work, but can't manage to (understand and) get all pixelformatdescriptors and DCs and everything right.

I would realy like to have small (but full) example that does full screen drawing of a simple surface, if anyone could help me.

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ID: 1389895

I did fullscreen OpenGL in Visual C++ 5.0 some time ago. I used DirectDraw to get to fullscreen mode, and I believe it's the best way to do it.

Never tried it in Delphi though.

Good luck


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some links for you that lead to quite a lot of info and tutorials on the openGL subject:
Regards Barry

Working with OpenGL -- An (sic) FAQ 

Delphi Graphics Homepage: 

OpenGL programming with Delphi (including GLUT units) 

Delphi Graphics Homepage: 

OpenGL for Delphi: 
OpenGL with Delphi: 
Cube Example:

Delphi Interface Units for OpenGL 1.1

OpenGL.PAS. Interface unit to 3D OpenGL Library. Delphi Super Page: 

GLScene. Delphi 3 components to create 3D screen savers, game scene editors, 3D controls and more. 

VCL Components for OpenGL 

Fox Modeleur.  Ce programme est un modeleur. il permet de créer des scenes 3D. 

GLScene.  Welcome to the world of 3D and GLScene. Delphi 3 components to create 3D screen savers, game scene editors, 3D controls and more. 

OpenGL Tutorial:
OpenGL Rendering Techniques Non-Delphi: 

OpenGL Tutorial for Delphi 

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ID: 1389898
Barry already has mentioned my FAQ about full screen OpenGL ( and the other stuff I did with OpenGL (GLScene, so I suppose I should not propose an answer :-)) BTW: GLScene will soon get a new home at my newly created home page (

Ciao, Mike
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please see the links in my comment below
espesially the first link to jedi.
and cheers mike for a great faq :-)
Regards Barry
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Thank you Barry :-) I hope it gets many people starting off faster...

Ciao, Mike

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