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Drawing on Windows desktop below icons

This project was awarded to charlie2002 for $175 USD.

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$30 - $175 USD
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Project Description

I need to draw an animation (let's say a GIF) on desktop. So, I need a function that draws on desktop, behind the desktop icons. The main requirement is that the painting should be done flickerles UNDER the desktop icons.

These are the requirements:

* The painting should be under desktop icons

* Should work with modern operating systems (Win XP and up). On Win 7 it should work also when Aero themes are enabled.

* Do not use DirectX (if you want to use DirectX/DirectDraw, please inform me first to approve it)

* Do not use ActiveDesktop

* Flickerless. The desktop/icons should not flicker. The animation/video should plays smoothly at a minimum 30 fps

* The program should not hinder other applications or the usual way in which the user interacts with the desktop.

Hints:

The code for XP is not difficult. You can find it on internet. The problem is Win 7. Microsoft changed desktop's structure in Win 7.

As an example, here is a program that already does what I want: www . desktopanimated .com.

Maybe you can use WinDoze or ApiMonitor to see how they are doing it.

Deliverable:

* Delphi XE source code

* Some documentation

* A very small application (and source code) that demonstrates that the function works. Nothing fancy. It should paint a series of 3-4 BMPs to simulate the animation.

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