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Hi I was wondering if it is poss to have a program as destop background in WinXp. Im not intrested in writing a big shell but I want to have some cool stuff at my destop. 2, question How can I create a shortcut to my app that I can active at any time ? ( Like Ctrl+End ) Starts my application

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I know you can have flash and stuff for your background, but I dont know about programs.

And you can set up keyboard shortcuts to your stuff through windows...I cant remember how though.

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Man I dont want to do it tru some damn .ink file

I want to do it in my program, tru a win hook or somthing

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quote:
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Hi

I was wondering if it is poss to have a program as destop background in WinXp.

Im not intrested in writing a big shell but I want to have some cool stuff at my destop.


You mustn''t. What prevents you from making fullscreen app?

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2, question
How can I create a shortcut to my app that I can active at any time ? ( Like Ctrl+End ) Starts my application


RegisterHotKey.

BOOL RegisterHotKey(
HWND hWnd, // window to receive hot-key notification
int id, // identifier of hot key
UINT fsModifiers, // key-modifier flags
UINT vk // virtual-key code
);

You should look for WM_HOTKEY message and don''t forget to call UnregisterHotKey when closing app.

Look into Win32 API SDK Reference for more detailed info.

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