GrabDesktop -- create a brush of the desktop screen (V4.5)
[id] = GrabDesktop(id[, table])
This function can be used to copy the contents of desktop screen into
a brush. You have to pass an identifier for the new brush that shall be
created by this function. If you pass a Nil identifier,
will return a handle to the new brush containing the desktop screen
The optional table argument is useful if you only want to grab a portion
of the desktop screen. In that case, you can use the optional table
argument to define the portion that shall be grabbed.
The optional table argument recognizes the following tags:
Defines the top left corner of the rectangle on the desktop
that shall be grabbed by this function. Defaults to 0/0.
Defines the size of the rectangle that shall be grabbed
by this function. Defaults to the size of the desktop.
This tag is only supported in the Amiga versions of Hollywood. It allows
you to specify the name of the screen which
GrabDesktop() should copy
to a brush. By default,
GrabDesktop() will always grab the frontmost screen.
- identifier of a brush that shall be created by this function
or Nil for auto id selection
- optional: table specifying the portion of the desktop screen
that shall be grabbed (see above)
- optional: handle to the newly created brush; this will only be
returned if you passed Nil in
desktop_brush = GrabDesktop(Nil)
DisplayBrush(desktop_brush, 0, 0)
The code above grabs the whole desktop screen to a brush, converts
the brush to gray, and then displays it. The result will be a desktop
screen that suddenly lost its color information.