DDraw and Animation

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This code sample is named Mosquito. It demonstrates DirectDraw animation using overlays. The application creates a complex Overlay Surface and animates by Flipping. On a device with overlay support, the program creates a large mosquito that flies around the screen.

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To run the code sample

  1. Navigate to the solution file (*.sln), and double-click it. By default, the solution file is copied to the following folder:

    C:\Program Files\Windows CE Tools\wce500\Windows Mobile 5.0 Pocket PC SDK\Samples\CPP\Win32\Directx\Ddraw\Mosquito\``Mosquito.sln

    Microsoft Visual Studio 2005 launches and loads the solution.

  2. Build the solution (Ctrl+Shift+B).

  3. Deploy the solution (F5).


It is assumed that you have a display adapter that supports overlays.

The application requires at least 1.2 MB of video RAM.

This application demands the keyboard focus. You will not be able to switch out of the application until you exit by pressing the ACTION button.


Pocket PC SDK: Windows Mobile 5.0 Pocket PC SDK.
Development Environment: Visual Studio 2005.
ActiveSync: Version 4.0.

See Also

Code Samples | DDraw and Audio | DDraw and Bitmaps | DDraw Initialization | DDraw Off-Screen Surfaces | Creating Overlay Surfaces | Flipping Overlay Surfaces

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