Programmatically controlling Instant Demo
Instant Demo provides several features for creating a screen capture under the control of another Windows program. The following information is for advanced users and software developers who wish to use Instant Demo in this manner.
InstantDemo.exe command line options (Professional version only):
/r:filename - Will cause Instant Demo to start recording immediately to the specified file.
/s:top,left,bottom,right - Defines the recording region. If this option is not specified, then the last recording region will be used.
/p - Enables pan while recording.
/h - Hides both the selection rectangle and the Stop icon during recording.
/c - Automatically exports the recording to the Adobe Flash format. The created Flash and HTML template files are saved under the same name and directory as the original recording. This option can also be used to open and export an existing .idemo project, allowing for batch conversions. Example usage: InstantDemo.exe /c <project_name.idemo>
The following Windows API functions can be used to control the recording session (Professional version only):
Event handle for communicating pause state to Instant Demo.
Event handle to save (and exit) a recording.
VC++ project and ActiveX control can be found at the following
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