AlphaBlend API (Windows Embedded CE 6.0)


The AlphaBlend function displays bitmaps that have transparent or semitransparent pixels.

In Windows Embedded CE this Catalog item adds the function AlphaBlend to the Graphics Device Interface (GDI) and the Graphics Primitive Engine (GPE).

For Windows Embedded CE the following table shows the Sysgen variables that enable the AlphaBblend API.

Sysgen variable Description


Set this Sysgen to enable the AlphaBlend function.

For Windows Embedded CE the following table shows the components and modules that implement DirectDraw.

Item Module Component

AlphaBlend API



For Windows Embedded CE the AlphaBlend API does not require special display hardware, though it can use hardware acceleration if it is available. It can be supported in software.

For Windows Embedded CE the following table lists the Catalog item dependencies that most directly relate to this item's functionality. There are additional dependencies as well. For more information on determining the complete list of dependencies for this Catalog item, see Catalog Item Dependencies.

Catalog Item Sysgen variable

Minimal GDI Configuration


Minimal GWES Configuration


Minimal Input Configuration


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