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Windows NT
Yes
Win95
Yes
Win32s
Yes
Import Library
gdi32.lib
Header File
wingdi.h
Unicode
No
Platform Notes
Windows 95: 16-bit coordinates only

StretchBlt

The StretchBlt function copies a bitmap from a source rectangle into a destination rectangle, stretching or compressing the bitmap to fit the dimensions of the destination rectangle, if necessary. Windows stretches or compresses the bitmap according to the stretching mode currently set in the destination device context.

BOOL StretchBlt(

HDC hdcDest,
// handle of destination device context
int nXOriginDest,
// x-coordinate of upper-left corner of dest. rect.
int nYOriginDest,
// y-coordinate of upper-left corner of dest. rect.
int nWidthDest,
// width of destination rectangle
int nHeightDest,
// height of destination rectangle
HDC hdcSrc,
// handle of source device context
int nXOriginSrc,
// x-coordinate of upper-left corner of source rectangle
int nYOriginSrc,
// y-coordinate of upper-left corner of source rectangle
int nWidthSrc,
// width of source rectangle
int nHeightSrc,
// height of source rectangle
DWORD dwRop
// raster operation code
);

Parameters

hdcDest

Identifies the destination device context.

nXOriginDest

Specifies the x-coordinate, in logical units, of the upper-left corner of the destination rectangle.

nYOriginDest

Specifies the y-coordinate, in logical units, of the upper-left corner of the destination rectangle.

nWidthDest

Specifies the width, in logical units, of the destination rectangle.

nHeightDest

Specifies the height, in logical units, of the destination rectangle.

hdcSrc

Identifies the source device context.

nXOriginSrc

Specifies the x-coordinate, in logical units, of the upper-left corner of the source rectangle.

nYOriginSrc

Specifies the y-coordinate, in logical units, of the upper-left corner of the source rectangle.

nWidthSrc

Specifies the width, in logical units, of the source rectangle.

nHeightSrc

Specifies the height, in logical units, of the source rectangle.

dwRop

Specifies the raster operation to be performed. Raster operation codes define how Windows combines colors in output operations that involve a brush, a source bitmap, and a destination bitmap.

See the BitBlt function for a list of common raster operation codes.

Return Values

If the function succeeds, the return value is nonzero.

If the function fails, the return value is zero. To get extended error information, call GetLastError.

Remarks

StretchBlt
stretches or compresses the source bitmap in memory and then copies the result to the destination rectangle. The color data for pattern or destination pixels is merged after the stretching or compression occurs.

When an enhanced metafile is being recorded, an error occurs (and the function returns FALSE) if the source device context identifies an enhanced-metafile device context.

If the specified raster operation requires a brush, Windows uses the brush currently selected into the destination device context.

The destination coordinates are transformed by using the transformation currently specified for the destination device context; the source coordinates are transformed by using the transformation currently specified for the source device context.

If the source transformation has a rotation or shear, an error occurs.

If destination, source, and pattern bitmaps do not have the same color format, StretchBlt converts the source and pattern bitmaps to match the destination bitmap.

If StretchBlt must convert a monochrome bitmap to a color bitmap, it sets white bits (1) to the background color and black bits (0) to the foreground color. To convert a color bitmap to a monochrome bitmap, it sets pixels that match the background color to white (1) and sets all other pixels to black (0). The foreground and background colors of the device context with color are used.

StretchBlt creates a mirror image of a bitmap if the signs of the nWidthSrc and nWidthDest parameters or of the nHeightSrc and nHeightDest parameters differ. If nWidthSrc and nWidthDest have different signs, the function creates a mirror image of the bitmap along the x-axis. If nHeightSrc and nHeightDest have different signs, the function creates a mirror image of the bitmap along the y-axis.

Not all devices support the StretchBlt function. For more information, see the GetDeviceCaps function.

See Also

BitBlt
, GetDeviceCaps, MaskBlt, PlgBlt, SetStretchBltMode


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