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#1 Nirav Zaveri

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Posted 16 November 2010 - 09:56 PM

Hi,

I recently learned Core Java and Data Structures. I know a good bit of HTML and CSS. I am currently learning Javascripting. I am also done with the basic course on VB (of course its so out dated!)

I recently had an idea to develop a Windows Wallpaper application along with which to display an inspiration quote, which I would describe as here:

A windows wallpaper application which randomly picks Wallpapers from a particular folder and sets it to Desktop Background with an inspirational quote.

Grabbing an Inspirational quote, can be done from a particular text file. One can add the quotes that one wishes in the same text file. Or what more can be done is a number of text files can be placed in a folder, and the text from it is displayed along with the wallpaper. This is a direct Windows Application as it goes directly into System files and folders.
1. How can I get a kicks tart and what's the best programming environment for this?
2. Also, what knowledge will I require for the same?

Later, I wish to extend this such that the Wallpaper as well as the Inspiration Quote to sync with an Internet Server.

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Posted 16 November 2010 - 10:49 PM

Basically this requires knowledge of GDI+ : to take a wallpaper file, superimpose the quote and save the result into another image file.
Also do some MSDN research on SystemParametersInfo() which is how you set a wallpaper (also called desktop background) in Windows.

Best programming environment? I think you should choose a calm place near a river where you can program all day long :hysterical:

#3 Nirav Zaveri

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Posted 21 November 2010 - 01:59 PM

Basically this requires knowledge of GDI+ : to take a wallpaper file, superimpose the quote and save the result into another image file.
Also do some MSDN research on SystemParametersInfo() which is how you set a wallpaper (also called desktop background) in Windows.

Oh, that's great bit of info already! Thanks a lot!

Best programming environment? I think you should choose a calm place near a river where you can program all day long :hysterical:

Haha. That's some piece of advice! :lol:




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