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Can not build Alpha surface with DirectDraw

Posted on 2001-06-11
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Colleagues,

When I'm creating an alpha surface with this code:

     LPDIRECTDRAWSURFACE lpAlphaSrfc;
     DDSURFACEDESC ddsdA;
     memset(&ddsdA, 0, sizeof(ddsdA));
     ddsdA.dwSize = sizeof(ddsdA);
     ddsdA.dwFlags = DDSD_CAPS | DDSD_HEIGHT | DDSD_WIDTH | DDSD_ALPHABITDEPTH;
     ddsdA.ddsCaps.dwCaps = DDSCAPS_ALPHA | DDSCAPS_OFFSCREENPLAIN;
     ddsdA.dwHeight = cursor.GetHeight();
     ddsdA.dwWidth = cursor.GetWidth();
     ddsdA.dwAlphaBitDepth = 8;

     HRESULT hr = lpDirectDrawObject->CreateSurface(&ddsdA, &lpAlphaSrfc, NULL);

I'm getting DDERR_INVALIDPARAMS. Can any one tell me, what's missing?

Thank you,
Nick
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What version of Direct X are you using ?
Try inserting version numbers at the end of the
prototypes.
    /////////
    LPDIRECTDRAWSURFACE4 lpAlphaSrfc4; // 4 here
    DDSURFACEDESC2 ddsdA;              // 2 here
    /////////    
   memset(&ddsdA, 0, sizeof(ddsdA));
    ddsdA.dwSize = sizeof(ddsdA);
    ddsdA.dwFlags = DDSD_CAPS | DDSD_HEIGHT | DDSD_WIDTH | DDSD_ALPHABITDEPTH;
    ddsdA.ddsCaps.dwCaps = DDSCAPS_ALPHA | DDSCAPS_OFFSCREENPLAIN;
    ddsdA.dwHeight = cursor.GetHeight();
    ddsdA.dwWidth = cursor.GetWidth();
    ddsdA.dwAlphaBitDepth = 8;
    ////////
    HRESULT hr = lpDirectDrawObject->CreateSurface(&ddsdA, &lpAlphaSrfc4, NULL); // 4 here
    ///////
Errors could arise if correct version is not used.

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