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mci-set-window

Arguments: mci-animation window

This generic function determines the window in which an mci-animation will play back .avi files. The mci-animation instance should already be open (see mci-open) when this function is called. Any subsequent playback of the animation (see mci-play) will show the animation in the specified window. If this function is not called before an animation is played, the animation will appear in a new non-Common Graphics window over which Common Graphics has no control, so it is probably best to always use this function to control where an mci-animation appears.

window should typically be an instance of the frame-window or non-refreshing-pane classes, or a subclass of one of these. Though any type of window will work, text-edit-panes and the windows of controls (such as dialogs) are intended for displaying specialized content and so are probably not suitable. A bitmap-pane would work, but its backing store is not able to redisplay the current frame of the animation and therefore has no advantage for an animation.

See cg-mci.htm for information about MCI support in Common Graphics.


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