Why does Blackmagic RAW SDK use .idl at windows platform?

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yoshimura

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Why does Blackmagic RAW SDK use .idl at windows platform?

PostFri Sep 21, 2018 2:34 am

Hi, Blackmagic RAW SDK looks so cool.

But, Why does Blackmagic RAW SDK use .idl at windows platform?
I think It causes unnecessary difficulty. Are there frequently used set of the .lib .dll .h ?

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Anton Shekhovtsov

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Re: Why does Blackmagic RAW SDK use .idl at windows platform

PostTue Sep 25, 2018 8:43 pm

I guess com framework is supported by many languages, that's the reason.
In fact there is direct export from the dll: "CreateBlackmagicRawFactoryInstance", so you can use it too.
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Re: Why does Blackmagic RAW SDK use .idl at windows platform

PostWed Sep 26, 2018 2:34 pm

Hi Anton.

I understand. I succeeded to get IBlackmagicRawFactory * by LoadLibrary and GetProcAddress.

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        typedef IBlackmagicRawFactory* (_stdcall *CreateBlackmagicRawFactoryInstance)(void);
        HMODULE hMod = LoadLibraryA("BlackmagicRawAPI.dll");
        CreateBlackmagicRawFactoryInstance createBlackmagicRawFactoryInstance = (CreateBlackmagicRawFactoryInstance)GetProcAddress(hMod, "CreateBlackmagicRawFactoryInstance");


it's so simpler than regsvr32 BlackmagicRawAPI.dll aproach.

Thank you!!

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