Unload Screensaver in NT4 svp3??
Posted on 1998-07-17
I created a "slide-show" type screensaver in VB3 a long time ago.
It basically loads a form with a picturebox and then loads a series of 10
bitmaps one after the other with a series of transition effects (fade, wipe, etc). It has
always worked great in Win 3.x, and then also in Win95. I created a VB4 32bit
version of it last year and have used it also without any problems on Windows 95.
This week I put it on my NT4 workstation and was suprised to see that when I
move the mouse or hit a key to clear the screensaver, it does not return me
to my desktop, but leaves me with a blank screen (like it didn't refresh or something).
To restore the screen I only need to CTRL ALT DEL and then cancel.
Something is preventing the screensaver from totally unloading. This same problem
happens with my VB3 and my VB4 32bit version. I downloaded a couple of the sample codes floating around the Net for ssavers in VB4 and added my "slideshow" code into it and got the same results.
Has anyone else experienced this same problem? Or am I missing something new that NT is doing? Maybe a new way to unload a ssaver?
Any help, information or sample code would be greatly appreciated.