screen saver

Posted on 1998-12-24
Last Modified: 2010-05-03
How to use vb to create the screen saver
Question by:tanc02

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Expert Comment

ID: 1452419
There are some excellent source code samples at  The sample for VB5 also includes the correct method for implementing the Windows screen saver password with a Visual Basic screen saver.

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Fantym earned 50 total points
ID: 1452420
Ok, There are a few steps to creating a screen saver in VB.

First, Make a Standard EXE

Second, Give This Thing Two Forms.

Third, Now for some code:

-----------------------Cut Here--------------------------------
   Private Sub Form_Load()
      if app.PrevInstance then
      End if
      if ucase(Command$) = "/C" then
      end if
   End Sub    
-----------------------Cut Here--------------------------------

Four, Put a timer or something in frmMain and some checking for
      the mouse moving and the keys being pressed. Note: The
      mouse move and key press events fire as soon as the
      program runs so you need to be careful of that.

Five, compile and then rename the .EXE to .SCR

That should be it.


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