Desktop Effects

This is a discussion on Desktop Effects within the Game Programming forums, part of the General Programming Boards category; I'm looking at advancing my programming skills again and was wondering how to draw windows without borders or backgrounds so ...

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    Desktop Effects

    I'm looking at advancing my programming skills again and was wondering how to draw windows without borders or backgrounds so that an application can be run off the desktop or appear to be.

    I can open a window with paste_desktop background but lose any intervening windows.

    Any ideas?

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    Quote Originally Posted by software tester View Post
    I'm looking at advancing my programming skills again and was wondering how to draw windows without borders or backgrounds so that an application can be run off the desktop or appear to be.
    If you're using the Windows API, leave the background NULL.
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    Thanks, now I just need to get rid off the frame and I'm ready for a couple of projects.

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    Quote Originally Posted by software tester View Post
    Thanks, now I just need to get rid off the frame and I'm ready for a couple of projects.
    Set the window's style as WS_POPUP.
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