Building a Screen Saver in Visual Basic
Posted on 2005-04-26
I know this has been asked over and over and over again, but I'm building a screen saver in VB6. The purpose is to authenticate against a domain controller instead of asking for a common shared password. I have all the code necessary for authentication, and the design work, etc. When I run it in design mode, it runs perfectly. When I run the executable, it runs perfectly.
However, when I rename it to an .src file, put it in the correct folder, and select it as the default SS, it doesn't work. What happens instead is that after the desired idle time has expired, it launches in somewhat of a minimized state. That is to say, not on the task bar, but instead inside of the desktop window, but minimized. Clicking the grey titleless bar that appears launches it in full scren mode.
The property of both forms in the project are listed as maximized.