Go Premium for a chance to win a PS4. Enter to Win

x
?
Solved

Create Desktop window and drop icons iton it

Posted on 2014-01-31
4
Medium Priority
?
239 Views
Last Modified: 2014-04-02
I am using MS Visual Studio Express 2013 for Windows Desktop.

I would like to create a window on my desktop to hold desktop icons. Something similar to Stardock Fences.

Is there someway I can move an icon from the desktop onto a form? Once on the form I want it to have the same functionality as it had on the desktop.

Any advice on how to go about this would be appreciated.
0
Comment
Question by:akb
  • 2
  • 2
4 Comments
 
LVL 70

Expert Comment

by:Éric Moreau
ID: 39826327
you want to build an addon for the Windows desktop? This is an ambitious project. Personally, considering Fences is only 10$, I didn't spend time on it and just paid it!
0
 
LVL 70

Expert Comment

by:Éric Moreau
ID: 39826329
I can't see how each fences zone could be anything else then a form itself.

Or you have an application that is invisible (or 100% transparent) on which you draw border). But then you wouldn't be able to interact with the real desktop.
0
 
LVL 13

Accepted Solution

by:
akb earned 0 total points
ID: 39826942
I don't want Fences. I gave that as an example of the functionality I'm looking for. I have other ideas that I'd like to implement.
0
 
LVL 13

Author Closing Comment

by:akb
ID: 39971695
I didn't receive any helpful answers
0

Featured Post

Technology Partners: We Want Your Opinion!

We value your feedback.

Take our survey and automatically be enter to win anyone of the following:
Yeti Cooler, Amazon eGift Card, and Movie eGift Card!

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Article by: Kraeven
Introduction Remote Share is a simple remote sharing tool, enabling you to see, add and remove remote or local shares. The application is written in VB.NET targeting the .NET framework 2.0. The source code and the compiled programs have been in…
Creating an analog clock UserControl seems fairly straight forward.  It is, after all, essentially just a circle with several lines in it!  Two common approaches for rendering an analog clock typically involve either manually calculating points with…
Want to learn how to record your desktop screen without having to use an outside camera. Click on this video and learn how to use the cool google extension called "Screencastify"! Step 1: Open a new google tab Step 2: Go to the left hand upper corn…
Please read the paragraph below before following the instructions in the video — there are important caveats in the paragraph that I did not mention in the video. If your PaperPort 12 or PaperPort 14 is failing to start, or crashing, or hanging, …

824 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question