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Simple Visual C++ 2010 Screensaver Example with Solution \ Project Download

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I was trying to make a screensaver today and wanted a barebones template to start with. I was surprised that I couldn't find one quickly so I'm posting the one I came up with. This example was made in Visual Studio Professional 2010 on a Window 7 64bit system. All this screensaver shows is a black screen.

To make this run as a screensaver you need to run it with the command line argument -s. To add that argument to your debugging session, right click on your project and click Properties. On the left choose Configuration Properties -> Debugging. I recommend changing the Configuration drop-down in the top left to All Configurations. In the Command Arguments space on the right, type a -s. You'll need to change the -s to a -c to debug your configuration window later. To test it outside of Visual Studio, change the extension to a .scr and place it in your Windows\System32 directory.

There are three functions that need implemented as you can see below. I've added comments to let you know where to put your code. I highly recommend you read this article when you're ready to do more. It gives a good description of what is going on and shows you how to incorporate OpenGL for rendering in your screensaver. Here is a zip of the Visual Studio Solution for convenience.

#pragma comment (lib, "scrnsavw.lib")
#pragma comment (lib, "comctl32.lib")
#define TIMER 1
//Required Function
LRESULT WINAPI ScreenSaverProc(HWND hWnd, UINT message,
                             WPARAM wParam, LPARAM lParam)
        case WM_CREATE:
            //Put your initialization code here.
            //This will be called on start up.
            SetTimer( hWnd, TIMER, 10, NULL );
        case WM_DESTROY:
            //Put you cleanup code here.
            //This will be called on close.
            KillTimer( hWnd, TIMER );
        case WM_TIMER:
            //Put your drawing code here
            //This is called every 10 ms
    return DefScreenSaverProc(hWnd, message, wParam, lParam);
//Required Function
BOOL WINAPI ScreenSaverConfigureDialog(HWND hDlg, UINT message,
                                     WPARAM wParam, LPARAM lParam)
    //Put your configuration interface code here
//Required Function
BOOL WINAPI RegisterDialogClasses(HANDLE hInst)
Last Updated on Thursday, 14 July 2011 14:51  


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