Thread: How to redraw the desktop screen

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    How to redraw the desktop screen

    Hello everyone, I'm trying to redraw the screen after printing something on the screen, here is my code :
    The comments is the missing code that I need
    #include <windows.h>
    #include <tchar.h>
    #include <iostream>
    int main()
        HDC hdc = CreateCompatibleDC(NULL);
        HBITMAP hbitmap = (HBITMAP)LoadImage(NULL,_T("C:\\Printer.bmp"), IMAGE_BITMAP, 0, 0, LR_LOADFROMFILE);
        while (1)
            // Save the screen before printing
            SelectObject(hdc, hbitmap);
            HDC hdc_x = GetDC(HWND_DESKTOP);
            BitBlt(hdc_x, 488, 359, 300, 300, hdc, 0, 0, SRCCOPY);
            ReleaseDC(HWND_DESKTOP, hdc_x);
            // Print the screen before the printing
        return 0;
    As you can see I want to display something on the screen for 1 frame than delete it by redraw the desktop and wait for 1 sec.
    My question is how do I save the screen state before the drawing and how do I redraw it again after.
    Thank you all and have a nice day!

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    Jun 2015
    HWND = GetDesktopWindow();
    InvalidateRect(hwnd, NULL, FALSE);  // or maybe TRUE for last param

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