Adding Callback Functions to an Application

An application can register callback functions with the capture window so that it notifies the application in the following circumstances:

  • The status changes
  • Errors occur
  • Video frame and audio buffers become available
  • The application should yield during streaming capture

The following example creates a capture window and registers status, error, video stream, and frame callback functions in the message-processing loop of an application. It also includes a sample statement for disabling a callback function. Subsequent examples show simple status, error, and frame callback functions.

case WM_CREATE: 
    char    achDeviceName[80] ; 
    char    achDeviceVersion[100] ; 
    char    achBuffer[100] ; 
    WORD    wDriverCount = 0 ; 
    WORD    wIndex ; 
    WORD    wError ; 
    HMENU   hMenu ; 
    // Create a capture window using the capCreateCaptureWindow macro.
    ghWndCap = capCreateCaptureWindow((LPSTR)"Capture Window", 
        WS_CHILD | WS_VISIBLE, 0, 0, 160, 120, (HWND) hWnd, (int) 0); 
    // Register the error callback function using the 
    // capSetCallbackOnError macro. 
    capSetCallbackOnError(ghWndCap, fpErrorCallback); 
    // Register the status callback function using the 
    // capSetCallbackOnStatus macro. 
    capSetCallbackOnStatus(ghWndCap, fpStatusCallback); 
    // Register the video-stream callback function using the
    // capSetCallbackOnVideoStream macro. 
    capSetCallbackOnVideoStream(ghWndCap, fpVideoCallback); 
    // Register the frame callback function using the
    // capSetCallbackOnFrame macro. 
    capSetCallbackOnFrame(ghWndCap, fpFrameCallback); 
    // Connect to a capture driver 

case WM_CLOSE: 
// Use the capSetCallbackOnFrame macro to 
// disable the frame callback. Similar calls exist for the other 
// callback functions.

    capSetCallbackOnFrame(ghWndCap, NULL); 


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Using Video Capture