By using this site, you agree to our updated Privacy Policy and our Terms of Use. Manage your Cookies Settings.
449,353 Members | 1,235 Online
Bytes IT Community
+ Ask a Question
Need help? Post your question and get tips & solutions from a community of 449,353 IT Pros & Developers. It's quick & easy.

Is it possible to display images on desktop (not as an icon)?

P: n/a
GH
Is it possible to display images on the desktop itself, like the
bacground but not as a background? And not as icons either. Anything
you put in the \Desktop folder shows up as an icon on the desktop, but
i want to display images directly on the desktop surface.

XP / VB.Net

--GH

Dec 8 '06 #1
Share this Question
Share on Google+
5 Replies


P: n/a
You can display a HTML page on the desktop

So add a image to a HTML page and then display the web page on the
desktop

To do that right click desktop Properties, Desktop, Customize Desktop
then Web, New then select your web page.

"GH" <ge****@twolions.comwrote in message
news:11**********************@79g2000cws.googlegro ups.com...
Is it possible to display images on the desktop itself, like the
bacground but not as a background? And not as icons either. Anything
you put in the \Desktop folder shows up as an icon on the desktop, but
i want to display images directly on the desktop surface.

XP / VB.Net

--GH

Dec 8 '06 #2

P: n/a
Could you explain why you're doing this? It would help us give some
more suggestions.

Also, one other way would be to grab the current desktop background,
edit your picture into it, and then resave the picture as the
background image.

Thanks,

Seth Rowe
GH wrote:
Is it possible to display images on the desktop itself, like the
bacground but not as a background? And not as icons either. Anything
you put in the \Desktop folder shows up as an icon on the desktop, but
i want to display images directly on the desktop surface.

XP / VB.Net

--GH
Dec 8 '06 #3

P: n/a
GH
Wha I want to do is allow the user to create text notes on the desktop
that would stay there, even after rebooting. Like StickyNotes that
could be moved around like icons but would be bigger and would allow
for a few lines of text.

Thanks,
GH
rowe_newsgroups wrote:
Could you explain why you're doing this? It would help us give some
more suggestions.

Also, one other way would be to grab the current desktop background,
edit your picture into it, and then resave the picture as the
background image.

Thanks,

Seth Rowe
GH wrote:
Is it possible to display images on the desktop itself, like the
bacground but not as a background? And not as icons either. Anything
you put in the \Desktop folder shows up as an icon on the desktop, but
i want to display images directly on the desktop surface.

XP / VB.Net

--GH
Dec 9 '06 #4

P: n/a
GH,

i have written a application in VS2005 to do exactly that.

It uses a windows form to allow user to enter To Do's that are
written to a access database.

Then on a button click it creates a html page with the current to do's
in a list format.

The web page is then used to add to the desktop. It can be resized on the
desktop or moved etc.

The app allows you to change colors and even have a background specified for
the web page.

You can have a copy if you like its free.

Just ask.

rotsey

"GH" <ge****@twolions.comwrote in message
news:11**********************@j72g2000cwa.googlegr oups.com...
Wha I want to do is allow the user to create text notes on the desktop
that would stay there, even after rebooting. Like StickyNotes that
could be moved around like icons but would be bigger and would allow
for a few lines of text.

Thanks,
GH
rowe_newsgroups wrote:
>Could you explain why you're doing this? It would help us give some
more suggestions.

Also, one other way would be to grab the current desktop background,
edit your picture into it, and then resave the picture as the
background image.

Thanks,

Seth Rowe
GH wrote:
Is it possible to display images on the desktop itself, like the
bacground but not as a background? And not as icons either. Anything
you put in the \Desktop folder shows up as an icon on the desktop, but
i want to display images directly on the desktop surface.

XP / VB.Net

--GH

Dec 10 '06 #5

P: n/a
GH
Thanks, that sounds great. I would probably change it to have multiple
"lists" available, but Yes, please send to ge****@twolions.com

--GH


Rotsey wrote:
GH,

i have written a application in VS2005 to do exactly that.

It uses a windows form to allow user to enter To Do's that are
written to a access database.

Then on a button click it creates a html page with the current to do's
in a list format.

The web page is then used to add to the desktop. It can be resized on the
desktop or moved etc.

The app allows you to change colors and even have a background specified for
the web page.

You can have a copy if you like its free.

Just ask.

rotsey

"GH" <ge****@twolions.comwrote in message
news:11**********************@j72g2000cwa.googlegr oups.com...
Wha I want to do is allow the user to create text notes on the desktop
that would stay there, even after rebooting. Like StickyNotes that
could be moved around like icons but would be bigger and would allow
for a few lines of text.

Thanks,
GH
rowe_newsgroups wrote:
Could you explain why you're doing this? It would help us give some
more suggestions.

Also, one other way would be to grab the current desktop background,
edit your picture into it, and then resave the picture as the
background image.

Thanks,

Seth Rowe
GH wrote:
Is it possible to display images on the desktop itself, like the
bacground but not as a background? And not as icons either. Anything
you put in the \Desktop folder shows up as an icon on the desktop, but
i want to display images directly on the desktop surface.

XP / VB.Net

--GH
Dec 11 '06 #6

This discussion thread is closed

Replies have been disabled for this discussion.