[vlc-devel] [PATCH] vout: win32: assume DirectComposition is available to UWP apps

Steve Lhomme robux4 at ycbcr.xyz
Sat May 30 08:30:46 CEST 2020

On 2020-05-29 18:19, Rémi Denis-Courmont wrote:
> Le perjantaina 29. toukokuuta 2020, 12.06.19 EEST Steve Lhomme a écrit :
>> ---
>>   modules/video_output/win32/dcomp_wrapper.cpp | 3 +++
>>   1 file changed, 3 insertions(+)
>> diff --git a/modules/video_output/win32/dcomp_wrapper.cpp
>> b/modules/video_output/win32/dcomp_wrapper.cpp index
>> 6b8072135397..a0f0ed7e256a 100644
>> --- a/modules/video_output/win32/dcomp_wrapper.cpp
>> +++ b/modules/video_output/win32/dcomp_wrapper.cpp
>> @@ -19,6 +19,9 @@
>>   # include "config.h"
>>   #endif
>> +#undef WINAPI_FAMILY
>> +
>>   #include "dcomp_wrapper.h"
>>   #include <dcomp.h>
> Might this not wreck system headers not expecting the value to change mid-
> module?

It could, but this trick worked well so far. We do not include any 
Windows API headers in config.h. So at this point all Windows API will 
consider it's a desktop build.

That's a trick we already use to trigger some APIs not available in 
lower Windows version and also some rare API hidden in Winstore builds 
that can actually be used.

It's far from perfect especially dealing with WINAPI_FAMILY which, 
nowadays, is also checked by the C runtime headers.

If we want to only change the WINAPI_FAMILY value for a particular API 
it's not possible. It may be possible to do it for a single header by 
including all the headers it includes, then modify the value, then 
change it back if more includes are needed. In practice it's overkill 
and this simple trick is good enough.

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