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wglCopyContext function

Applies to: desktop apps only

The wglCopyContext function copies selected groups of rendering states from one OpenGL rendering context to another.

Syntax

BOOL WINAPI wglCopyContext(
  HGLRC hglrcSrc,
  HGLRC hglrcDst,
  UINT mask
);

Parameters

hglrcSrc

Specifies the source OpenGL rendering context whose state information is to be copied.

hglrcDst

Specifies the destination OpenGL rendering context to which state information is to be copied.

mask

Specifies which groups of the hglrcSrc rendering state are to be copied to hglrcDst. It contains the bitwise-OR of the same symbolic names that are passed to the glPushAttrib function. You can use GL_ALL_ATTRIB_BITS to copy all the rendering state information.

Return value

If the function succeeds, the return value is TRUE. If the function fails, the return value is FALSE. To get extended error information, call GetLastError.

Remarks

Using the wglCopyContext function, you can synchronize the rendering state of two rendering contexts. You can only copy the rendering state between two rendering contexts within the same process. The rendering contexts must be from the same OpenGL implementation. For example, you can always copy a rendering state between two rendering contexts with identical pixel format in the same process.

You can copy the same state information available only with the glPushAttrib function. You cannot copy some state information, such as pixel pack/unpack state, render mode state, select state, and feedback state. When you call wglCopyContext, make sure that the destination rendering context, hglrcDst, is not current to any thread.

Requirements

Minimum supported client

Windows 2000 Professional

Minimum supported server

Windows 2000 Server

Header

Wingdi.h

Library

Opengl32.lib

DLL

Opengl32.dll

See also

OpenGL on Windows
WGL Functions
glPushAttrib
wglCreateLayerContext
wglCreateContext
wglShareLists

 

 

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