[Mesa-dev] [PATCH 2/2] wglinfo: query and report multisample information

Brian Paul brianp at vmware.com
Mon Jun 9 08:45:42 PDT 2014

On 06/09/2014 07:22 AM, Jose Fonseca wrote:
> I don't think that OpenGL ICD should advertise multi-sample formats via the standard DescribePixelFormat.  http://www.opengl.org/registry/specs/ARB/wgl_pixel_format.txt states:
>      Indices are assigned to pixel formats in the following order:
>      1. Accelerated pixel formats that are displayable
>      2. Accelerated pixel formats that are displayable and which have
>         extended attributes
>      3. Generic pixel formats
>      4. Accelerated pixel formats that are non displayable
>      ChoosePixelFormat will never select pixel formats from either group
>      2 or group 4. Each pixel format in group 2 is required to appear
>      identical to some pixel format in group 1 when queried by
>      DescribePixelFormat. Consequently, ChoosePixelFormat will always
>      select a format from group 1 when it might otherwise have selected a
>      format from group 2. Pixel formats in group 4 cannot be accessed by
>      ChoosePixelFormat at all.
> That is, IIUC, in order to discover multi-sampled formats one must get the the number of pixel formats via wglGetPixelFormatAttribivARB(WGL_NUMBER_PIXEL_FORMATS_ARB) instead of
>     numVisuals = DescribePixelFormat(hdc, 1, sizeof(PIXELFORMATDESCRIPTOR), NULL);
>     if (numVisuals == 0)
>        return;
> And I'm not even sure if it is OK to call DescribePixelFormat() with extended pixel formats or if one must use exclusively wglGetPixelFormatAttribivARB/wglGetPixelFormatAttribivARB.  You can see how GLFW does it on https://github.com/glfw/glfw/blob/master/src/wgl_context.c#L144

Nothing's ever easy on Windows. <sigh>

The code as-is seems to work fine both on a Windows/nvidia host and in 
the guest but I'll try the changes you suggested...


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