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31 C++Builder XE3 videos in January - Jan 14 - Using Pixel Shader Image Effects in your C++Builder XE3 Windows and Mac apps

During each day of January 2013, I am creating a new video showing you how to use the new C++Builder XE3 compilers for Win32, Win64 and OSX to create multi-platform, database, multi-tier, HD and 3D applications. In this fourteenth video you will learn how to use the Pixel Shader based image effects and transition components with C++Builder XE3 and FireMonkey.  Image effects can be used if you have a GPU and drivers for Windows and Mac.  If you have images as part of your application, you can apply a wide range of image effects including those listed on the Embarcadero DocWiki at  The same client application can be compiled and run on Win32, Win64 and OS X.   Stay tuned to my blog for additional C++ programming videos each day.

January 14, 2013 - Using Pixel Shader Image Effects in your C++Builder XE3 Windows and Mac apps

Filename: 2013-01-14-CppXE3FMXImageEffects.mp4


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Duration: 8 minutes and 32 seconds

Size: 42.4mb

Format: MP4

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  1. Yilmaz Yoru | January 23, 2013 at 3:56 pm | Permalink

    Thanx for the great video. How can I paste that modified image into another bitmap as fast as possible?

    TBitmapHandle hdc;

    hdc = GetDC( Image2->Bitmap->Handle);


    ReleaseDC(NULL, hdc);

    I can’t use Handle on FireMonkey or something is changed here … I have this error:

    [bcc32 Error] EffectTest_Unit1.cpp(35): E2034 Cannot convert ‘unsigned int’ to ‘HWND__ *’
    Full parser context
    [bcc32 Error] EffectTest_Unit1.cpp(35): E2342 Type mismatch in parameter ‘hWnd’ (wanted ‘HWND__ *’, got ‘unsigned int’)

  2. David Intersimone | January 29, 2013 at 8:34 am | Permalink

    yilmaz - check out my January 19 video - shows you how to use the lower level effect filters in code to access the output of a filter -

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