Automatic Screen shot taking code

Hello All,

I need a code (if possible in VBS or any other language, it should work on windows machine) that would automatically take screeshot after a set time interval and keep the screenshots in project-wise folders. I want this to provide my clients with screenshots of my computer so that they can see how their paid hours are being utilized.

Any help with this will be greatly appreciated.

Thanks
Amit
Amit SinghAsked:
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kulboyCommented:
How to capture a screenshot using VBScript

To capture a desktop screenshot, use the Sys.Desktop.Picture method. To save the resulting image to a file, use its SaveToFile method:

Sys.Desktop.Picture.SaveToFile "E:\screenshot.png"

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Amit SinghAuthor Commented:
Thank you very much Kulboy, I tried it in a .vbs file but could not make it work (I'm not a programmer although can make small changes to the code) could you please provide me with complete piece of code that I can use in a .vbs file and run it by double clicking it.

Thanks a lot for all your help!

Amit
kulboyCommented:
this should do the trick:

Set ApplicationScreenShot = AppWindow.Picture
  Set DesktopScreenshot = Sys.Desktop.Picture
  Call ApplicationScreenshot.SaveToFile("C:\Folder1\AppScreenshot.jpg")
  Call DesktopScreenshot.SaveToFile("C:\Folder2\DesktopScreenshot.jpg")

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Amit SinghAuthor Commented:
when I run your code in a vbs file I'm getting this error: "Object Required 'AppWindow'" and Object required 'Sys'
kulboyCommented:
Ypu have to replace AppWindow with the full name of the object that corresponds to your application window
kulboyCommented:
Alternatively to the previous testcomplete example you could use this
This version of script take a screenshot of the entire desktop and save as .png.

' Taking Screenshot.
' Tested on windows 7.


    Set oWordBasic = CreateObject("Word.Basic")
    oWordBasic.SendKeys "{prtsc}" 
    oWordBasic.AppClose "Microsoft Word"
    Set oWordBasic = Nothing
    WScript.Sleep 2000
    set WshShell = CreateObject("WScript.Shell")
    WshShell.Run "mspaint"
    WScript.Sleep 2000
    set shl=createobject("shell.application")  
    shl.MinimizeAll  
    WScript.Sleep 1000
    shl.UndoMinimizeAll
    Set shl=Nothing
    WScript.Sleep 1000
    WshShell.AppActivate "untitled - Paint"
    WScript.Sleep 1000
    WshShell.SendKeys "^v"
    WScript.Sleep 500
    WshShell.SendKeys "^s"
    WScript.Sleep 500
    WshShell.SendKeys "C:\Users\rmartiro\Desktop\" & "screenshot" & ".png"
    WScript.Sleep 500
    WshShell.SendKeys "{ENTER}"
    WScript.Sleep 500
    WshShell.SendKeys "%{F4}"
    Set WshShell=Nothing

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Amit SinghAuthor Commented:
Thanks a lot! It works however I want everything to happen in the background without showing anything to the user.

I mean it should take screen shot and save it into a folder without showing anything to the user or requiring any input from the user.

Also I want to save each screenshot as a .jpg file.
Amit SinghAuthor Commented:
Extremely helpful!
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