Keeping Powerpoint from pausing when focus is lost.
Posted on 2005-04-07
I’m running a custom written VB6 application that launches and monitors events from a Powerpoint presentation. The Powerpoint show is sent to the second monitor output and then directed to a video projector such that the audience sees only the content and none of the behind-the-scenes stuff. This application also runs an instance of MS Media Player feeding eight channels of audio and also controls and synchronizes various pieces of hardware for a Planetarium show. One thing I would like to change is: if I click on any other item in the VB application screen, the Powerpoint show pauses. This causes Powerpoint to be out of sync with the rest of the presentation. I assume that this is because of loss of focus by Powerpoint. I know about SlideShowSettings.Run as a way to programmatically force the show to resume, but is there any way to keep the show from pausing in the first place?
Thanks for your help.