Form Image including TitleBar

Hi Friends

I want to take the image of an invisible Form.

I have tried it using GetFormImage and PaintTo
But this all gives only the image of the client area. But i want to get the image including title bar Like we use Alt + PrintScreen

Thanks


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kabixCommented:
you want to make a screen shot of a program or what? Please explain more...
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Eddie ShipmanAll-around developerCommented:
If it is invisible, you can't get an image of it.
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BijithAuthor Commented:
Thanks for your comments

kabix,

Yes, I want to get the image of the form. similar to screenshort.


 EddieShipman,

Using GetFormImage,  PaintTo you can take the image of the form. But  it have only the image of clientarea(Excluding titlebar and border).

But I want the image of complete form

thanks


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Eddie ShipmanAll-around developerCommented:
Like I said...
"If it is invisible, you can't get an image of it."
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BijithAuthor Commented:
EddieShipman,

Using  GetFormImage,  PaintTo  you can take the image of windows client area

thanks
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kabixCommented:
Is the form invisible or you can see it? Because if the form is invisible you can not take a screen shot of it like you do with printscreen
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Eddie ShipmanAll-around developerCommented:
Here is your solution even thought it won't work on an INVISIBLE window.
Like I said before, YOU CAN NOT GET AN IMAGE OF AN INVISIBLE FORM.


  function GetWindowBitmap(hWindow:hWnd):HBitmap;
  var
    DC,MemDC:HDC;
    bmWidth,bmHeight:Integer;
    TR:tRect;
    bm,obm:HBitmap;
  begin
    // full window bitmap
    GetWindowRect(hWindow,TR);
    { note the +1 }
    bmWidth:=TR.Right-TR.Left+1;
    bmHeight:=TR.Bottom-TR.Top+1;
    // Full Screen DC
    DC:=GetDC(0);
    MemDC:=CreateCompatibleDC(DC);

    bm:=CreateCompatibleBitmap(DC,bmWidth,bmHeight);
    // now select the bitmap to memDC
    obm:=SelectObject(MemDC,bm);
    // and copy the window

    BitBlt(MemDC,0,0,bmWidth,bmHeight,DC,tr.left,tr.top,SRCCOPY);
    // clean up
    SelectObject(MemDC,obm);
    DeleteDC(MemDC);
    ReleaseDC(hWindow,DC);
    // here is your bitmap
    GetWindowBitmap:=bm;
  end;
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BijithAuthor Commented:
Screen is invisible

EddieShipman,

Thanks for your code. But this is not what i required, This was what my program was doing previously. But now i want to take the image in another way.

Also You are still holding on the point that "YOU CAN NOT GET AN IMAGE OF AN INVISIBLE FORM."

But now i am getting the image of the client area of the invisible form.
I am using PaintTo method. I will supply a deveice context to it . So it will contain the image of the client area and the controls inside client area.


regards
Bijith
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Eddie ShipmanAll-around developerCommented:
But as you said, you use PaintTo and it does only clientarea of the form.
You are going to have to live with that or make your form visible to get caption.
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