? to convert a C file to a (*.scr) file

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    ? to convert a C file to a (*.scr) file

    Can anyone tell me how to convert a C file that is compiled
    by a TurboC++ 3.0 compiler to a (.scr) file so that it can
    be run on windows platform.

    Merely renaming the executable file(*.exe run by TurboC++ compiler) to a (.scr) will not do.

    The file accepts the renaming as (*.scr) but the windows does not
    show it in the windows screen saver setting options.

    If we use VC++ we cannot open the <graphics.h> file as my
    C program includes that file.

    I know how to make a screen saver file in VC++.
    Thanks in advance!

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    Try the Windows Programming Forum. Actually, this thread will likely just get moved there by a moderator soon, so don't bother posting the same thing there.

    You could always Google for it. You'll get this link as your first hit.

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    > I know how to make a screen saver file in VC++.
    Good.
    Stick with VC++ or some other compiler capable of generating win32 executable files.

    > If we use VC++ we cannot open the <graphics.h> file
    No, you have to use the equivalent win32 graphics calls in windows.h etc.
    It's called "porting" your code from one platform to another.

    Something like this for example
    Code:
    void dos_draw_line ( int x, int y ) {
        win32_draw_line( x, y );
    }
    dos_draw_line() being an existing function in graphics.h which you use. You now write your own (as above) to use the win32 API.
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