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Enable / Disabling screen saver via API !

Posted on 2000-03-23
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Last Modified: 2013-12-03
Did someone knows the API function for enabling and disabling the screen saver ?
Question by:mike_marquet
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Zoppo earned 100 total points
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Hi mike_marquet,

you can use SystemParametersInfo(). See MSDN article Q126627...

hope that helps,


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by:nils pipenbrinck
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SystemParametersInfo (SPI_SCREENSAVERRUNNING, ...).

You can use this function to tell windows that a screensaver is already running. It has the neat side effect, that windows won't start another screensaver.

Hope it helps,

(zoppo, you where some seconds faster :)
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And a bit different: My tip uses SETSCREENSAVEACTIVE instead of SPI_SCREENSAVERRUNNING...

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