IDXGIOutput2::SupportsOverlays method (dxgi1_3.h)

Queries an adapter output for multiplane overlay support. If this API returns ‘TRUE’, multiple swap chain composition takes place in a performant manner using overlay hardware. If this API returns false, apps should avoid using foreground swap chains (that is, avoid using swap chains created with the DXGI_SWAP_CHAIN_FLAG_FOREGROUND_LAYER flag).


BOOL SupportsOverlays();

Return value

TRUE if the output adapter is the primary adapter and it supports multiplane overlays, otherwise returns FALSE.


See CreateSwapChainForCoreWindow for info on creating a foreground swap chain.


Requirement Value
Minimum supported client Windows 8.1 [desktop apps | UWP apps]
Minimum supported server Windows Server 2012 R2 [desktop apps | UWP apps]
Target Platform Windows
Header dxgi1_3.h
Library Dxgi.lib

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