There are 3 parts to this question which each relate to this sprite query.
Initially, I would like to refer to the use of the picture box as a way to create a sprite through the API call BItBlt. I would like to know if it possible to store the BITMAP as some kind of data structure without having to actually have it loaded on the screen.
The second question relates to the ability to access the icons on the desktop, through an API call, or perhaps through .INI.
The third question which does not relate exactly to sprite, but to the use of the Joystick API functions and a way access a joystick through development in VB 32bit and not just VB 16 bit. The reason as to why it works only in 16 bit I am aware of so if this is your answer, don't bother, I need a solution to being able to develop with 32 bit and accessing the joystick