Command Line Arguments and Screen Savers

Screen Saver samples seem to use the command line arguments /c or /s to determine if a configuration form should show or the screen saver should run.

If I leave out the /s command line argument from the project properties, when the screen saver executable (.scr) is selected in Control Panel/Display it immediately runs before selecting Preview. Whereas if included, it behaves as a normal ss and only runs when Preview is pressed.

What is the significance of /c and /s?
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/C =Configure
/S =Show
/P =Preview

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