The realize command instructs a device to select and realize its palette into the display context of the displayed window. Digital-video devices recognize this command.
To send this command, call the mciSendString function with the lpszCommand parameter set as follows.
_stprintf_s( lpszCommand, TEXT("realize %s %s %s"), lpszDeviceID, lpszPalette, lpszFlags );
Identifier of an MCI device. This identifier or alias is assigned when the device is opened.
One of the following flags.
|background||Realizes the palette as a background palette.|
|normal||Realizes the palette for a top-level window. This is the default setting.|
Can be "wait", "notify", or both. For digital-video devices, "test" can also be specified. For more information about these flags, see The Wait, Notify, and Test Flags.
Returns zero if successful or an error otherwise.
Use this command only if your application uses a window handle and receives a WM_QUERYNEWPALLETTE or WM_PALETTECHANGED message.
The following command tells the "myvideo" device to realize its palette:
realize myvideo normal
** Windows NT/2000/XP:** Included in Windows NT 3.1 and later.
** Windows 95/98/Me:** Included in Windows 95 and later.