capDlgVideoFormat macro

The capDlgVideoFormat macro displays a dialog box in which the user can select the video format. The Video Format dialog box might be used to select image dimensions, bit depth, and hardware compression options. You can use this macro or explicitly send the WM_CAP_DLG_VIDEOFORMAT message.


void capDlgVideoFormat(



Handle to a capture window.

Return Value



After this message returns, applications might need to update the CAPSTATUS structure because the user might have changed the image dimensions.

The Video Format dialog box is unique for each capture driver. Some capture drivers might not support a Video Format dialog box. Applications can determine if the capture driver supports this message by checking the fHasDlgVideoFormat member of CAPDRIVERCAPS.


Minimum supported client Windows 2000 Professional [desktop apps only]
Minimum supported server Windows 2000 Server [desktop apps only]
Target Platform Windows
Header vfw.h

See Also

Video Capture

Video Capture Macros