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Replace wallpaper with exe ( 1000 pts!)

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hi i need to make my exe which i made in vb.net to replace my wallpaper. (2k/XP)
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I think it'd be better to create an OCX and wrap that up in an HTML page that you set as the Active Desktop background.
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humm can you give me step by step instructions ?
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Here's a link to a code snippet on how to do it with VB .NET.

http://www.a1vbcode.com/snippet.asp?ID=180

or step by step for previous versions of VB.

http://www.andy.clark.dial.pipex.com/hobbies/screen/screen_vb.htm
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I dont want to make it into a screen saver

What if i change the registry and make my exe to the shell

now how can i make the windows taskbar show up.?
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I do not want to make a screen saver......
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