[SDL] Question about SDL_OVERLAY

Hofmann, Sebastian hofmann at dvs.de
Fri Nov 7 02:04:01 PST 2003

I have an Video Editing Software and i make the Overlay for the preview with Direct X but i will translate the software to linux. And there i need a Overlay Lib for win and linux...

-----Original Message-----
From: Sebastian Beschke [mailto:s.beschke at gmx.de]
Sent: Donnerstag, 6. November 2003 21:04
To: sdl at libsdl.org
Subject: Re: [SDL] Question about SDL_OVERLAY

Hofmann, Sebastian wrote:

>my name ist Sebastian Hofmann.
>I came from Hannover in Germany.
Na dann mal Grüße aus Dollbergen, welches sich ungefähr 30 km von dir 
entfernt befindet ^^

>Question 1:
>Is there a chance to make an Surface with SDL_SetVideoMode without create an entry in the Taskbar?
I don't think so, since SDL only has few window management functions. 
What you could try is creating a window using some other API and binding 
SDL to that window (what was that hack again?).

>Question 2:
>How can I resize and or set a new position for a Surface whitch was created by  SDL_SetVideoMode?
I think you mix up surfaces and the window here.
You can resize the window by calling SDL_SetVideoMode() again. AFAIK, 
there is no way to move that window - except using a different API (see 

What are you trying to do? Probably you're better off with a different 
library (FLTK, GTK or something).

Sebastian (was'n Zufall ;)

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