GetStillDIB Method

Summary

Gets a device independent bitmap (DIB) during a CaptureMode.Still capture.

Syntax
C#
VB
C++
public virtual IntPtr GetStillDIB( 
   int timeOut 
) 
Public Overridable Function GetStillDIB( _ 
   ByVal timeOut As Integer _ 
) As IntPtr 
public: 
virtual IntPtr GetStillDIB(  
   int timeOut 
)  

Parameters

timeOut
A value containing the maximum time to wait for the image, in milliseconds.

Return Value

System.IntPtr

Remarks

If the method succeeds, the caller must free the returned HDIB by calling the GlobalFree method. If TimeOut is -1, the method's time-out interval never elapses. If the method fails, an error is raised. For more information, refer to the Error Codes.

Note: The frame data is retrieved from the underlying graph after the processing filters. If the capture needs to occur before processing is completed, use the LeadVideoCallBackFilter and place it first in the collection of processing filters.

Example
C#
VB
using Leadtools; 
using Leadtools.Multimedia; 
using LeadtoolsMultimediaExamples.Fixtures; 
 
public bool _result = false; 
public CaptureCtrlForm _form = new CaptureCtrlForm(); 
 
public void GetStillDIBExample() 
{ 
   // reference the capture control 
   CaptureCtrl capturectrl = _form.CaptureCtrl; 
 
   try 
   { 
      // set the video capture device. use your device's name here 
      if (capturectrl.VideoDevices["Logitech"] == null) 
         throw new Exception("No Logitech video device available"); 
 
      capturectrl.VideoDevices["Logitech"].Selected = true; 
 
      // set the capture mode to still and start 
      capturectrl.StartCapture(CaptureMode.Still); 
 
      // capture device independent bitmap 
      IntPtr dib = capturectrl.GetStillDIB(-1); 
 
      // stop the capture 
      capturectrl.StopCapture(); 
 
      _result = (dib != null); 
 
      //free allocated global memory 
      Marshal.FreeHGlobal(dib); 
   } 
   catch (COMException) 
   { 
      _result = false; 
   } 
   catch (Exception) 
   { 
      _result = false; 
   } 
} 
Imports Leadtools 
Imports Leadtools.Multimedia 
Imports LeadtoolsMultimediaExamples.Fixtures 
 
Public _form As CaptureCtrlForm = New CaptureCtrlForm() 
Public _capturectrl As CaptureCtrl = Nothing 
 
Public _result As Boolean = False 
Private _dibFile As String = Path.Combine(LEAD_VARS.MediaDir, "CaptureCtrl_GetStillDIBExample.dib") 
 
Public Sub GetStillDIBExample() 
   ' reference the capture control 
   _capturectrl = _form.CaptureCtrl 
 
   Try 
      ' select a video capture device 
      If _capturectrl.VideoDevices("USB") Is Nothing Then 
         Throw New Exception("No USB video device available") 
      End If 
 
      _capturectrl.VideoDevices("USB").Selected = True 
 
      ' set a video compressor for the capture file 
      _capturectrl.VideoCompressors.Mpeg4.Selected = True 
 
      ' start the capture 
      _capturectrl.StartCapture(CaptureMode.Still) 
 
      ' get the still DIB 
      Dim DIB As IntPtr = _capturectrl.GetStillDIB(-1) 
 
      ' stop the capture 
      _capturectrl.StopCapture() 
 
      ' check for the captured DIB handle 
      If (DIB <> Nothing) Then 
         _result = True 
      End If 
 
      ' free allocated global memory 
      Marshal.FreeHGlobal(DIB) 
 
   Catch e1 As Exception 
      _result = False 
   End Try 
End Sub 
 
Public NotInheritable Class LEAD_VARS 
   Public Const MediaDir As String = "C:\Program Files (x86)\LEAD Technologies\LEADTOOLS 20\Media" 
End Class 
Requirements

Target Platforms

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