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Screen Saver in Visual C++??

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Is it possible to write a screensaver in Microsoft Visual C++ 5.0??? If so how can I about doing so??? How is a
screensaver written?? Please provide me with some guidelines on how should I go about writing a screensaver or if possible please recommend me some reference books which I can read up myself.

Any help offered is very much appreciated!
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Hi,
Of course it's possible!
Download ftp://ftp.microsoft.com/softlib/mslfiles/SSAVER.EXE
It is a simple screensaver and you'll get the basics from it.

/// John

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I've obtained the file, but however I still don't comprehand the basic idea of writing a screen saver in Visual C++.

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Read the "Creating 32-Bit Screen Savers with Visual C++ and MFC" MSDN's article.
There you can find a sample code.

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Where can I locate the article?

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Pls read this article about Screen Saver Library:
http://www.microsoft.com/msdn/sdk/inetsdk/help/itt/shell/scrnsave.htm
There is also an example come with the VC5:
Visual C++ -> Visual C++ Samples -> SDK Samples -> SDK tool Samples -> scrnszve:Screen Saver

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I had a better knowledge now... but when come to practical, I'm stuck. Can I start writing the screensaver using MFC AppWizard (EXE), a dialog-based program??? If not, how should I go about doing it?
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There is an MFC screen saver sample "SAVER: Screen Saver" that comes with Visual C++.

Also,
http://www.codeguru.com/misc/DlgScrSaver.shtml
http://www.codeguru.com/misc/mfcsaver.shtml

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