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VideoPlayer.OSDItemZOrderSet method

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Sets the Z-Order applied to the graphical item on the On-Screen-Display (OSD). The current value for the Z-Order can be obtained through the VideoPlayer.OSDItemZOrderGet method.


For further details about the use of the embedded video player see the VideoPlayer object section.

For details about video clips rendering refer to the How to play video files through DirectShow tutorial.





[Visual Basic]

control.VideoPlayer.OSDItemZOrderSet (

nPlayer as Integer,

nItemUniqueId as Long,

nZOrder as Long

) as enumErrorCodes



short control.VideoPlayer.OSDItemZOrderSet (

short nPlayer,

long nItemUniqueId,

long nZOrder








Number representing the zero-based index of the player that will use the video player.


Unique identifier of the item returned by a previous call to one between the following methods: VideoPlayer.OSDItemPictureFileAdd, VideoPlayer.OSDItemBitmapAdd, VideoPlayer.OSDItemTextAdd, VideoPlayer.OSDItemOutlineTextAdd or VideoPlayer.OSDItemRectangleAdd


The Z-Order for the given OSD item.

Items with a lower Z-Order value will stay on top respect to other items having a higher Z-Order value; for example, an item with Z-Order 0 will stay on top of any other item but, in case two items should be assigned the same Z-Order, the latest one having got the same Z-Order will be placed on top of the previous one.




Return value






Negative value

An error occurred, check the LastError property value in order to get the error code

enumErrorCodes.ERR_NOERROR (0)

The method call was successful