Microsoft DirectX 9.0


The BltFast method performs a source copy blit or transparent blit using a source or destination color key. BltFast always attempts to perform an asynchronous blit if the hardware supports this. It only works on video memory surfaces and cannot clip. The software implementation of BltFast is 10% faster than Blt. There is no speed difference if the video hardware is being used.

Normally, BltFast will return immediately with an error if the blitter is busy and the blit could not be set up. The DDBLTFAST_WAIT flag can be used to alter this behavior such that BltFast will wait until the blit can be set up, or another error occurs, before returning.


  DWORD dwX,
  DWORD dwY,
  LPRECT lpSrcRect,
  DWORD dwTrans



X coordinate on destination surface to blit to.


Y coordinate on destination surface to blit to.


Points to the IDirectDrawSurface interface of the source for the blit operation.


Points to a RECT structure that defines the upper left and lower right points of the rectangle on the source surface which is to be blted from.


Specify the type of transfer.

Value Description
DDBLTFAST_DESTCOLORKEY Transparent blit using the destination's color key.
DDBLTFAST_NOCOLORKEY Normal copy blit -- no transparency.
DDBLTFAST_SRCCOLORKEY Transparent blit using the source's color key.
DDBLTFAST_WAIT Do not return immediately with the DDERR_WASSTILLDRAWING message if the bltter is busy -- wait until the Blt can be set up or another error occurs.

Return Values

Value Description
DD_OK The method succeeded.
DDERR_INVALIDPARAMS One or more of the input parameters is invalid.
DDERR_SURFACELOST Access to this surface is being refused because the surface memory is gone. The DirectDrawSurface object representing this surface should have Restore called on it.
DDERR_SURFACEBUSY Access to this surface is being refused because the surface is already locked by another thread.
DDERR_INVALIDOBJECT DirectDraw received a pointer that was an invalid DirectDraw object.
DDERR_INVALIDRECT Rectangle provided was invalid.
DDERR_EXCEPTION An exception was encountered while performing the requested operation.
DDERR_UNSUPPORTED Action not supported.
DDERR_GENERIC Generic failure.
DDERR_NOBLTHW No blitter hardware present.

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