[Mono-list] screen capturing in mono

Sebastien Pouliot sebastien.pouliot at gmail.com
Wed Feb 28 15:08:58 EST 2007

Hello Eric,

On Wed, 2007-02-28 at 11:45 -0700, Eric Morgan wrote:
> Hi all,
> Is there a good way to capture screens or something similar in mono? 

When using the 2.0 profile you can use the CopyFromScreen method from

>  In our .NET application, we have custom controls, and we basically
> create a graphics object from it, make a new bitmap, then do a bitblt
> to get it into the bitmap.  This requires a P/Invoke into gdi32.dll,
> which obviously blows up in mono.  Is there a good way to do this
> using mono?  Some other library maybe?
> I've tried installing wine and using the gdi32.dll.so that comes with
> it, but I don't know if I'm using it correctly or not.  It can find
> the library, but it gives a SIGSEGV while trying to execute the bitblt
> operation.  Seemed like kind of a hack, 

It is.

> and I didn't really expect it to work... 

me neither ;-)

>  Do I need other libraries along with the gdi32.dll.so ?
> Any advice is appreciated.  Thanks.
> Eric Morgan
> Renegade Geophysics
> 303-661-0400, x2
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