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DXGI desktop snapshot taking

One more system check tool to quickly enumerate available monitors (using DXGI), take snapshots and was them in PNG files (using WIC). Apart from straightforward desktop snapshot taking, the tool offers a few more functions: Goes through the entire list of available video adapters and connected monitors Uses three slightly different methods to do the…

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GetFileVersionInfoSize and API sets

GetFileVersionInfoSizeW function in Requirements section lists: Minimum supported client Windows Vista [desktop apps only] Minimum supported server Windows Server 2008 [desktop apps only] Target Platform Windows Header winver.h (include Windows.h) Library Version.lib DLL Api-ms-win-core-version-l1-1-0.dll and this is inaccurate. The actual requirement DLL is api-ms-win-core-version-l1-1-1.dll instead. However, what does it mean exactly? Windows API sets: API Sets rely…

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Heterogeneous Media Foundation pipelines

Just a small test here to feature use of multiple GPUs within single Media Foundation pipeline. The initial idea here is pretty simple: quite so many systems are equipped with multiple GPUs, some have “free” onboard Intel GPU idling in presence of regular video card. Some other systems have integrated “iGPU” and discrete “dGPU” seamlessly…

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