IVMRFilterConfig::SetRenderingMode method

The SetRenderingMode method sets the rendering mode used by the VMR.


HRESULT SetRenderingMode(
  DWORD Mode



Specifies the rendering mode as a VMRMode value.

Return Value

If the method succeeds, it returns S_OK. If it fails, it returns an error code.

Return code Description
An invalid rendering mode was specified.
The mode cannot be changed for some reason. See Remarks.


The VMR is in VMRMode_Windowed by default. Use this method only if you are putting the VMR into VMRMode_Windowless or VMRMode_Renderless mode. You cannot change the mode after any pin has been connected and you cannot change the mode from windowless or renderless back to windowed, even before any pins are connected. Therefore, specifying VMRMode_Windowed for Mode has no effect under any circumstances.


Minimum supported client Windows XP with SP1 [desktop apps only]
Minimum supported server Windows Server 2003 [desktop apps only]
Target Platform Windows
Header strmif.h (include Dshow.h)
Library Strmiids.lib

See Also

Error and Success Codes

IVMRFilterConfig Interface


Using the Video Mixing Renderer