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Chris Ara 06-12-2009 10:18 PM

Display format
I'm trying to get the display format for my device. I need to know the depth format for the autodepthstencilbuffer. I've tryed using the device manager to get the format for the default adapter but with no luck.


    Public Sub InitializeDevice()

        Dim PP As New PresentParameters
        Dim Format As Direct3D.Format
        Format = Manager.Adapters(0).CurrentDisplayMode.Format

        With PP
            .Windowed = True
            .SwapEffect = SwapEffect.Discard
            '  .BackBufferFormat = Format.D24S8
            .EnableAutoDepthStencil = True
            ' .AutoDepthStencilFormat = DepthFormat.D24S8
            .AutoDepthStencilFormat = Format
        End With


            nDevice = New Direct3D.Device(0, DeviceType.Hardware, Window, CreateFlags.SoftwareVertexProcessing, PP)

            nDevice.RenderState.ZBufferEnable = True
            nDevice.RenderState.Lighting = True
            'nDevice.RenderState.Ambient = System.Drawing.Color.White

        Catch ex As Direct3DXException


        End Try

    End Sub

Here is the code I'm using. When I use this code I keep getting a loader lock error. I'm not even really sure what that is and why I am getting it. Any suggestions ty.

Qua 06-13-2009 12:13 AM

Take a look at this thread that discussed the loader lock exception thrown inside the visual studio environment. In my projects I've disabled the LoaderLock exception inside the Managed Debugging Assistant and I have had no problems running my apps on neither mine or other computers.

It has nothing to do, whatsoever, with you accessing the display format.

Chris Ara 06-13-2009 09:46 AM

I've already through that thread it was helpful. Still however I can't get the format for the defualt device to work. Is there another way of getting the supported formats of a computer other than just process of elimination i.e(trying each one to see what works)

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