How can I get the color from under my cursor with c++?

Started by Gregor, November 17, 2016, 07:04:54 PM

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Hello, I have a question that puzzles me, how can i get the color from under my cursor with c++? Thank you please kindly answer me !!! Cordially.


Off the top of my head, the straightforward way:

#include <stdio.h>
#include <Windows.h>

int main(void) {
    POINT p;
    COLORREF color;
    HDC hDC;
    BOOL b;

    // Get the device context for the screen
    hDC = GetDC(NULL);
    if (hDC == NULL)
        return 3;

    // Get the current cursor position
    b = GetCursorPos(&p);
    if (!b)
        return 2;

    // Retrieve the color at that position
    color = GetPixel(hDC, p.x, p.y);
    if (color == CLR_INVALID)
        return 1;

    // Release the device context again
    ReleaseDC(GetDesktopWindow(), hDC);

    printf("%i %i %i", GetRValue(color), GetGValue(color), GetBValue(color));
    return 0;
ETA: Appears to work, at least for me.

ETA2: Added some error checking

ETA3: Commented code, compiled executable and a Visual Studio Solution can be found in my SVN repository.