Microsoft DirectX 9.0


This topic applies to Windows XP only.

The UsingOverlay property indicates whether the Video Mixing Renderer (VMR) is using the hardware overlay.


objMSVidVideoRenderer.UsingOverLay As Boolean


This property takes no parameters.

Error Codes

If the property fails, an error is raised and Err.Number is set to a value other than zero.

Return Values

Returns True if the VMR is using the hardware overlay, or False otherwise.


When the hardware overlay is not available, the VMR attempts to blit directly to video memory.

This property is read/write.

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