Supporting OpenGL Enhancements

Windows 7 Enhancements

This section applies only to Windows 7 and later, Windows Server 2008 R2 and later.

You can implement your OpenGL installable client driver (ICD) to use the following OpenGL enhancements that ship with Windows 7:

Enhancing Synchronization

You can enhance the synchronization capabilities of your OpenGL ICD by using the following second-generation OpenGL synchronization functions:

Controlling Resource Access with Mutexes

You can use the following OpenGL mutex functions to control access to resources:

Managing Access to Shared Resources

You can use the following OpenGL functions to manage access to a shared resource:

Monitoring Present History

You can use the following OpenGL functions to monitor the history of present operations:

Miscellaneous Enhancements

You can use the following OpenGL miscellaneous enhancements:

Windows 8 Enhancements

This section applies only to Windows 8 and later, and Windows Server 2012 and later.

You can implement your OpenGL installable client driver (ICD) to use the following OpenGL enhancements that ship with Windows 8:

Controlling Resource Access with Mutexes

You can use these OpenGL mutex functions and associated structures to control access to resources while specifying private data to associate with a keyed mutex:

OpenGL Helper Functions

You can use these functions and their associated structures to access objects and their handles:

 

 

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