Microsoft DirectX 9.0

IDirect3DDevice9::BeginScene Method

Begins a scene.



Return Value

If the method succeeds, the return value is D3D_OK.

The method will fail with D3DERR_INVALIDCALL if BeginScene is called while already in a BeginScene/EndScene pair. This happens only when BeginScene is called twice without first calling EndScene.


Applications must call this method before performing any rendering and must call IDirect3DDevice9::EndScene when rendering is complete and before calling IDirect3DDevice9::BeginScene again.

If the IDirect3DDevice9::BeginScene method fails, the device was unable to begin the scene, and there is no need to call the IDirect3DDevice9::EndScene method. In fact, calls to IDirect3DDevice9::EndScene will fail if the previous call to IDirect3DDevice9::BeginScene failed.

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