Screen Background

Posted On 2017-08-18 by BlackBeltVB
Tags: VB6 Graphics VB6 Miscellaneous 
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How to create a Form that has the Windows Desktop as the background. This program makes it appear as though the Windows Desktop is still running, but it actually copies the image of the Desktop to an Image control that is used as the Form's background. 

Special Instructions

Uses the following API functions:

  • BitBlt
  • GetDC
  • GetDesktopWindow
  • ReleaseDC


This code originally appeared on, and has been republished here with the permission of Matt Hart.

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