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stoping screensaver by code

Posted on 2001-07-30
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Hi,

i need (if possible) a way (maybe an api call?) to stop the running screensaver and then run another totally different screen saver. what i mean is i would like to finish or terminate the current screensaver and run another with out having to set it as the default screensaver (passing scr_name parameters?)


any ideas?

thakns!
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by:robert_marquardt
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Assuming that the running screen saver does not ask for password etc you should be able to simply post a key.
Use keybd_event() to post a Shift key down and Shift key up.

Starting the new screen saver should work by simply executing it like any other exe.
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by:urif
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that's the thing, i did this before (the key down/up message) but then th OS welcomed me with a "enter the password" dialog...

now i solved this by disabling momentarily the password in the registry and then enabling it again (if it was enabled) but then somehow both screensavers ran at the same time and they overlapped!

any ideas?
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by:DragonSlayer
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how did you run the screensavers?
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by:urif
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just by running then as normal exes, shellexecute.
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by:h_mohsenian
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listening...
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h_mohsenian earned 50 total points
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if u run it by shellexecute you can terminate it by TerminateProcess ( API function ) or an API like this.

best regards
hamed
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by:DragonSlayer
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Yup, that was what I was about to say too, Hamed :)

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by:h_mohsenian
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sorry,DragonSlayer ;-)
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by:h_mohsenian
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sorry,DragonSlayer ;-)
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by:DragonSlayer
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Next time... hehehhe :)
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