#include "l_bitmap.h"

L_LTSCR_API L_INT L_CaptureFromExe(pBitmap, uBitmapStructSize, pszFileName, nResType, pResID, bCaptureByIndex, clrBackGnd, pfnCaptureCallback, pUserData)


pointer to the bitmap handle

L_UINT uBitmapStructSize;

size in bytes, of the structure pointed to by pBitmap

L_TCHAR * pszFileName;

filename to capture from

L_INT nResType;

resource type to capture


resource ID to be captured

L_BOOL bCaptureByIndex;


COLORREF clrBackGnd;

background color to be used for icons.

CAPTURECALLBACK pfnCaptureCallback;

optional callback function

L_VOID * pUserData;

pointer to more parameters for the callback

Captures an image from the specified resource stored in an EXE or DLL.

Parameter Description
pBitmap Pointer to a bitmap handle that references the captured data.
uBitmapStructSize Size in bytes, of the structure pointed to by pBitmap, for versioning. Use sizeof(BITMAPHANDLE).
pszFileName Character string containing the name of the exe (or dll) from which the resource should be captured.
nResType Specifies the type of resource to capture. Possible values for RETYPEENUM are:
  Value Meaning
  RESTYPE_BITMAP Capture a bitmap resource
  RESTYPE_ICON Capture an icon resource
  RESTYPE_CURSOR Capture a cursor resource
pResID Specifies the index of the resource to capture. You can use MAKEINDEX or MAKERESOURCEID macros to convert the resource ids to strings.
bCaptureByIndex Flag of the requested resource. Possible values are:
  Value Meaning
  TRUE Indicates that pResID is the index position of the requested resource.
  FALSE Indicates that pResID is the resource ID of the requested resource.
clrBackGnd Background color for icons.
pfnCaptureCallback Optional callback function for additional processing.
  If you do not provide a callback function, use NULL as the value of this parameter.
  If you do provide a callback function, use the function pointer as the value of this parameter.
  The callback function must adhere to the function prototype described in CAPTURECALLBACK Function.
pUserData Void pointer that you can use to pass one or more additional parameters that the callback function needs.
  To use this feature, assign a value to a variable or create a structure that contains as many fields as you need. Then, in this parameter, pass the address of the variable or structure, casting it to L_VOID ;*. The callback function, which receives the address in its own pUserData parameter, can cast it to a pointer of the appropriate data type to access your variable or structure.
  If the additional parameters are not needed, you can pass NULL in this parameter.



The function was successful.

< 1

An error occurred. Refer to Return Codes.


This function is similar to L_CaptureFromExeDlg, but does not display a dialog box. It simply captures the resource identified by nResType and pResID, from pszFileName. The captured bitmap may or may not have a region, depending on the transparency information of the captured resource.

Use L_CaptureGetResCount to determine the number of resources in an executable.

Required DLLs and Libraries


For a listing of the exact DLLs and Libraries needed, based on the toolkit version, refer to Files To Be Included With Your Application.

See Also


L_CaptureFromExeDlg, CAPTURECALLBACK, L_StopCapture, L_CaptureGetResCount


Screen Capture C API Function Groups: Capture Functions


Implementing Screen Capture


#define MAKE_IMAGE_PATH(pFileName) TEXT("C:\\Users\\Public\\Documents\\LEADTOOLS Images\\")pFileName 
static L_INT EXT_CALLBACK pfnCaptureCallback(pBITMAPHANDLE    pBitmap, 
L_VOID         * pUserData) 
   /* save the captured image */ 
   return(L_SaveBitmap (MAKE_IMAGE_PATH(TEXT("FromEXE.bmp")), pBitmap, FILE_BMP, 0, 0, NULL)); 
L_INT CaptureFromEXEExample(L_VOID) 
   /*To call the L_CaptureFromExe*/ 
   L_INT nRet = L_CaptureFromExe(&Bitmap, sizeof(BITMAPHANDLE), 
   if (Bitmap.Flags.Allocated) 
      L_FreeBitmap (&Bitmap); 
   return nRet; 

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