VIDEO_MODE_INFORMATION structure (ntddvdeo.h)

The VIDEO_MODE_INFORMATION structure contains all of the information about one mode of a video adapter.

Syntax

typedef struct _VIDEO_MODE_INFORMATION {
  ULONG Length;
  ULONG ModeIndex;
  ULONG VisScreenWidth;
  ULONG VisScreenHeight;
  ULONG ScreenStride;
  ULONG NumberOfPlanes;
  ULONG BitsPerPlane;
  ULONG Frequency;
  ULONG XMillimeter;
  ULONG YMillimeter;
  ULONG NumberRedBits;
  ULONG NumberGreenBits;
  ULONG NumberBlueBits;
  ULONG RedMask;
  ULONG GreenMask;
  ULONG BlueMask;
  ULONG AttributeFlags;
  ULONG VideoMemoryBitmapWidth;
  ULONG VideoMemoryBitmapHeight;
  ULONG DriverSpecificAttributeFlags;
} VIDEO_MODE_INFORMATION, *PVIDEO_MODE_INFORMATION;

Members

Length

Specifies the length, in bytes, of this structure. A miniport driver can use this value to determine the version of this structure.

ModeIndex

Specifies the index of the particular mode to be used in a call to the miniport driver.

VisScreenWidth

Specifies the number of visible pixels on one horizontal scan line.

VisScreenHeight

Specifies the number of visible lines (or scan lines) on the screen.

ScreenStride

Specifies the number of bytes between the start of one scan line and the next.

NumberOfPlanes

Specifies the number of separate planes combined by the device.

BitsPerPlane

Specifies the number of bits per pixel per plane.

Frequency

Specifies the screen refresh rate, in Hertz.

XMillimeter

Specifies the width, in millimeters, of the active region on the output device.

YMillimeter

Specifies the height, in millimeters, of the active region on the output device.

NumberRedBits

Specifies the number of bits in the red DAC.

NumberGreenBits

Specifies the number of bits in the green DAC.

NumberBlueBits

Specifies the number of bits in the blue DAC.

RedMask

Is the red color mask for a device with direct color modes. For example, to indicate that bits 0 through 4 are to be used for red, use the value 0x001F.

GreenMask

Is the green color mask for a device with direct color modes. For example, to indicate that bits 5 through 9 are to be used for green, use the value 0x03E0.

BlueMask

Is the blue color mask for a device with direct color modes. For example, to indicate that bits 10 through 14 are to be used for blue, use the value 0x7C00.

AttributeFlags

Is a set of flags indicating certain behavior for the device. The flags and their meanings are shown in the following table.

Flag Name Flag Value Bit Number Bit Value and Meaning
VIDEO_MODE_COLOR 0x0001 0 0 = Mono-compatible
1 = Color
VIDEO_MODE_GRAPHICS 0x0002 1 0 = Text mode
1 = Graphics
VIDEO_MODE_PALETTE_DRIVEN 0x0004 2 0 = Colors are direct
1 = Colors are indexed to a palette
VIDEO_MODE_MANAGED_PALETTE 0x0008 3 0 = Palette is fixed (must be queried from miniport driver)
1 = Palette is settable
VIDEO_MODE_INTERLACED 0x0010 4 0 = Non-interlaced mode
1 = Interlaced mode
VIDEO_MODE_NO_OFF_SCREEN 0x0020 5 0 = Offscreen memory is available
1 = Offscreen memory cannot be used to store information
VIDEO_MODE_NO_64_BIT_ACCESS 0x0040 6 0 = 64-bit memory writes to frame buffer are handled properly
1 = 64-bit memory writes to frame buffer are not handled

VideoMemoryBitmapWidth

Specifies the width, in pixels, of the video memory bitmap.

VideoMemoryBitmapHeight

Specifies the height, in pixels, of the video memory bitmap.

DriverSpecificAttributeFlags

Is a set of flags indicating certain behavior for the device. These private flags are defined in the miniport driver, and are for the use by the miniport and display drivers only.

Remarks

The video miniport driver returns an array of VIDEO_MODE_INFORMATION structures in response to an IOCTL_VIDEO_QUERY_AVAIL_MODES request, with each structure containing information about one mode of the adapter. The miniport driver returns one VIDEO_MODE_INFORMATION structure that contains information about the adapter's current mode in response to an IOCTL_VIDEO_QUERY_CURRENT_MODE request.

Three members of VIDEO_MODE_INFORMATION, VisScreenWidth, VideoMemoryBitmapWidth, and ScreenStride, are associated with horizontal screen width. For displays that use one or more bytes per pixel, these members satisfy the inequality
VisScreenWidth <= VideoMemoryBitmapWidth <= ScreenStride.
In a similar relationship for vertical screen height, VisScreenHeight and VideoMemoryBitmapHeight satisfy the inequality
VisScreenHeight <= VideoMemoryBitmapHeight.

Requirements

   
Header ntddvdeo.h (include Ntddvdeo.h)

See also

IOCTL_VIDEO_QUERY_AVAIL_MODES

IOCTL_VIDEO_QUERY_CURRENT_MODE

VIDEO_MEMORY_INFORMATION