Chapter 2. OpenGL for Windows Programmers


We’re rich as son-of-a-bitch stew but look how homely we are, just as plain-folksy as Grandpappy back in 1836. We know about champagne and caviar but we talk hog and hominy.

 --Edna Ferber

This chapter is intended for programmers who are either new to OpenGL and learning it on a Windows platform or experienced with OpenGL on other platforms and learning the Windows-specific requirements for getting an OpenGL program up and running under Windows. This chapter covers the basics of getting a window ready to accept OpenGL calls. This involves getting a device context for the rendering window, selecting a pixel format, creating a rendering context for OpenGL to operate on, and, finally, cleaning up after all ...

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