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I have written a screensaver in delphi3. It works well, but I have a question.
In the screensaver-configuration-menu under WIN95/NT4.0 is shown a small monitor. How can I show a picture there while my screensaver is configured ?
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by:rigansen
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Are you running out of points ??  :)

I wrote a screensaver in delphi 2.0 which I think should work fine using Delphi3. As there's a general procedure that is called every time you need to deal with the password, there's is one for handling the preview window : ExecPreview.

this code is not exactly mine, can't remember where I took it from...

//This executes the preview window,and goes into a message loop to keep it running
procedure ExecPreview;
var PreviewCanvas:TCanvas;
    WndClass:TWndClass;
    Atom:TAtom;
    DC:hDC;
    MyWnd:hWnd;
    Msg:TMsg;
begin //create a new window class
  PreviewMode:=True;
  with WndClass do begin
    style:=CS_PARENTDC;
    lpfnWndProc:=@MyWndProc;
    cbClsExtra:=0;
    cbWndExtra:=0;
    hIcon:=0;
    hCursor:=0;
    hbrBackground:=0;
    lpszMenuName:=NIL;
    lpszClassName:='Delphi2ScreenSaverPreview';
  end;
  WndClass.hInstance:=hInstance;
  Atom:=Windows.RegisterClass(WndClass);
  //get some info on parent window
  GetWindowRect(ParamHandle, PrevRect);
  PrevRect.Right:=PrevRect.Right-PrevRect.Left;
  PrevRect.Bottom:=PrevRect.Bottom-PrevRect.Top;
  PrevRect.Left:=0;
  PrevRect.Top:=0;
  //and now create the window as child of the window given in ParamHandle
  MyWnd:=CreateWindow('Delphi2ScreenSaverPreview','FunSaver',WS_CHILD or
     WS_DISABLED or WS_VISIBLE,0,0,PrevRect.Right,PrevRect.Bottom,
     ParamHandle,0,hInstance,nil);
  //get the DC for the new created window
  DC:=GetDC(MyWnd);
  PreviewCanvas:=TCanvas.Create;
  PreviewCanvas.Handle:=DC;
  MyThread:=TSaverThread.Create(PreviewCanvas,PrevRect);
  //and now do the message loop, I think I can't use any predifined loop here
  while GetMessage(Msg,0,0,0) do begin
    TranslateMessage(Msg);
    DispatchMessage(Msg);
  end;
  MyThread.Terminate; //I don't care about other resources here, as my app
  PreviewCanvas.Free; //terminates immediately and NT/Win95 cleans up
end;


hope this shows you the way to go...

regards, rigansen.

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by:titz
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What is about the variable "ParmHandle" ??
Where did you get it from ??

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rigansen earned 20 total points
ID: 1351001
I think you should better try this:

http://sunsite.icm.edu.pl/delphi/ftp/d20free/ssav95.zip
http://sunsite.icm.edu.pl/delphi/ftp/d20share/d97saver.zip


hope this helps you out!!

regards, rigansen.
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