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Render into Buffer while having a GLWindow open in Form Dialog

Project:The Open Toolkit library
Category:support request

Hi, hope this is the correct position to ask and sorry for bad english...

System : Windows 7
VS 2010

I have a Form with a OpenGL Control inside thats working fine.
Inside a background calculation I need to render a top-view image of a different 3D Object.
To do that I make a new OpenTK.GLControl
- Setup .Width .Height .Ortho and Viewport, then put triangles in and read the image with GetPixel()

Problem : .Width and .Height only make a result if I read out aspectratio into a variable after setting it (maybe a bug)
but then it works -> next problem then, the main OpenGL Window inside my Form/Dialog is empty,
I think its resized also when resizing the Control inside the sub ?

Before OpenTK I used Tao , inside Sub I build a new SimpleOpenGLControl -> that worked fine, with OpenTK not

Can someone help me with this ? I also searched for 'Render in Background' but I dont understand that completely...



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Status:open» closed

I solved it :

in Main Draw cycle I add GLControl.MakeCurrent() to get the rendering back from the Sub procedural.