[]Module amethyst_rendy::rendy::hal::window

Windowing system interoperability

Screen presentation (fullscreen or window) of images requires two objects:

Window

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Surface

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Swapchain

The most interesting part of a swapchain are the contained presentable images/backbuffers. Presentable images are specialized images, which can be presented on the screen. They are 2D color images with optionally associated depth-stencil images.

The common steps for presentation of a frame are acquisition and presentation:

use gfx_hal::Device;

let acquisition_semaphore = device.create_semaphore().unwrap();
let render_semaphore = device.create_semaphore().unwrap();

let (frame, suboptimal) = swapchain.acquire_image(!0, Some(&acquisition_semaphore), None).unwrap();
// render the scene..
// `render_semaphore` will be signalled once rendering has been finished
swapchain.present(&mut present_queue, 0, &[render_semaphore]);

Queues need to synchronize with the presentation engine, usually done via signalling a semaphore once a frame is available for rendering and waiting on a separate semaphore until scene rendering has finished.

Recreation

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Structs

CompositeAlpha

Specifies how the alpha channel of the images should be handled during compositing.

Extent2D

An extent describes the size of a rectangle, such as a window or texture. It is not used for referring to a sub-rectangle; for that see command::Rect.

Suboptimal

Marker value returned if the swapchain no longer matches the surface properties exactly, but can still be used to present to the surface successfully.

SurfaceCapabilities

Describes information about what a Surface's properties are. Fetch this with surface.compatibility(device).

SwapchainConfig

Contains all the data necessary to create a new Swapchain: color, depth, and number of images.

Enums

AcquireError

Error on acquiring the next image from a swapchain.

CreationError

Error occurred during swapchain creation.

InitError

Error occurred during surface creation.

PresentError

Error on acquiring the next image from a swapchain.

PresentMode

Specifies the mode regulating how a swapchain presents frames.

Traits

Surface

A Surface abstracts the surface of a native window, which will be presented on the display.

Swapchain

The Swapchain is the backend representation of the surface. It consists of multiple buffers, which will be presented on the surface.

Type Definitions

SwapImageIndex

Index of an image in the swapchain.