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Hi, I have compiled the sample PLayCap ( from the directshow.NET ( website in C#.

PLayCap - This application creates a preview window for the first video capture device.

Although the program works fine, i need to add buttons to the form. I cannot do that since, the video capture is displayed on the entire form. I want it to be displayed on a picturebox, for instance picturebox1. So that I can move the picturebox1 a little up and put some buttons.

Does anyone know how to do that ?

Many Thanks
Posted 29-Jun-10 8:51am
Updated 29-Jun-10 8:59am

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Solution 1

Well, just quickly looking at the source code, DirectShow uses an IVideoWindow.

In the source code, it sets the owner of the IVideoWindow to the form.

You could, instead, probably use a panel and just change the line:

hr = this.videoWindow.put_Owner(this.Handle);


hr = this.videoWindow.put_Owner(this.panel1.Handle);

Then, you would also have to change the ResizeWindow routine to use the size of the panel, instead of the size of the form's clientSize.

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