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FBitmap := TBitmap.Create;
FBitmap.Width := 512;
FBitmap.Height := 128;
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for y := 0 to 127 do begin
  LinePtr := FBitmap.Scanlines[y];



I noticed that Scanlines doesn't work on a bitmap you create on the fly.  Apparently, you need to load a bitmap from a file first.  How do I get around this?  

The following are not options
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1.  Loading a dummy bitmap.
2.  Using DelphiX, or other third party routines.

I'm using Delphi 4.
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Question by:scrapdog
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Epsylon earned 300 total points
ID: 6209523
Try this:

type
  P32bit = ^T32bit;
  T32bit = array[0..16383] of Longword;

procedure TForm1.Button1Click(Sender: TObject);
var
  x,y : Integer;
  BitMap : TBitMap;
  P : P32bit;
begin
  BitMap := TBitMap.create;
  try
    BitMap.Width := 200;
    BitMap.Height := 100;
    BitMap.PixelFormat := pf32bit;
    for y := 0 to BitMap.height -1 do
    begin
      P := BitMap.ScanLine[y];
      for x := 0 to BitMap.width -1 do
        P[x] := $FF0000;
    end;
  Image1.Picture.Assign(BitMap);
  finally
    BitMap.free;
  end;
end;
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by:Epsylon
ID: 6209539
Or this  :o)

type
  P32bit = ^T32bit;
  T32bit = array[0..16383] of Longword;

procedure TForm1.Button1Click(Sender: TObject);
var
  x,y : Integer;
  BitMap : TBitMap;
  P : P32bit;
begin
  BitMap := TBitMap.create;
  try
    BitMap.Width := 255;
    BitMap.Height := 255;
    BitMap.PixelFormat := pf32bit;
    for y := 0 to BitMap.height -1 do
    begin
      P := BitMap.ScanLine[y];
      for x := 0 to BitMap.width -1 do
        P[x] := $FF0000 + y * 256 + x;
    end;
  Image1.Picture.Assign(BitMap);
  finally
    BitMap.free;
  end;
end;
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by:TheNeil
ID: 6209573
Scanlines certainly DO work on bitmaps that you create on the fly but make sure that they have the correct colour depth (use the PixelFormat property). Typically you need either 24 or 32 bit. Epsylon's code does exactly that

The Neil =:)
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by:Epsylon
ID: 6209610
And here's a 24-bit example:


type
  TRGB = packed record
           r, g, b: Byte;
         end;
  T24bit = array[0..16383] of TRGB;
  P24bit = ^T24bit;

procedure TForm1.Button1Click(Sender: TObject);
var
  x,y : Integer;
  BitMap : TBitMap;
  P : P24bit;
begin
  Caption := IntToStr(sizeof(TRGB));
  BitMap := TBitMap.create;
  try
    BitMap.Width := 256;
    BitMap.Height := 256;
    BitMap.PixelFormat := pf24bit;
    for y := 0 to BitMap.height - 1 do
    begin
      P := BitMap.ScanLine[y];
      for x := 0 to BitMap.width - 1 do
      begin
        P[x].r := $FF;
        P[x].g := x;
        P[x].b := y;
      end;
    end;
  Image1.Picture.Assign(BitMap);
  finally
    BitMap.free;
  end;
end;
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by:Epsylon
ID: 6209616
Oops, I swapped the colors  :o)

  TRGB = packed record
           b, g, r: Byte;
         end;
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by:DelFreak
ID: 6209685
Listening...
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by:scrapdog
ID: 6209687
Well, I'll be...

All I needed to do was set the PixelFormat.  It works!

Thanks for your help Epsylon, you will be awarded points.

But if you don't mind, since this is a 300-point question, I will leave it open just a bit longer.  I may run into some more issues in what I am trying to do, and might need more of your help.  I am fairly green when it comes to the Windows GDI.

Thanks again.
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by:Madshi
ID: 6209935
Hey scrapdog,

if you're a beginner with the Scanline stuff you should really read this one:

http://www.efg2.com/Lab/ImageProcessing/Scanline.htm

It's all in there...

Regards, Madshi.
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by:Gwena
ID: 6211853
listening :-)
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