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Language: VB5,VB6
Expertise: Intermediate
Jan 1, 2003

SetWallpaper - Change or remove the desktop wallpaper

Private Declare Function SystemParametersInfo Lib "user32" Alias _
    "SystemParametersInfoA" (ByVal uAction As Long, ByVal uParam As Long, _
    ByRef lpvParam As Any, ByVal fuWinIni As Long) As Long
Const SPI_SETDESKWALLPAPER = 20
Const SPIF_SENDWININICHANGE = &H2
Const SPIF_UPDATEINIFILE = &H1

' change the desktop wallpaper
' returns True if successful
'
' omit the argument or pass a null string to
' remove the current wallpaper

Function SetWallpaper(Optional ByVal FileName As String) As Boolean
    If SystemParametersInfo(SPI_SETDESKWALLPAPER, 0, ByVal FileName, _
        SPIF_SENDWININICHANGE Or SPIF_UPDATEINIFILE)Then
        SetWallpaper = True
    End If
End Function
Francesco Balena
 
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