How to write to Windows desktop from code ?

Ametis's Avatar, Join Date: Dec 2006
Newbie Member
I want to display a clock on my Windows XP desktop.
The clock format is HH:MM, so I need to refresh my desktop minute by minute.
Is there any posibility to make this from a C/C++ program ?
I don't want to use tricks, like transparent window. I want to write DIRECTLY to my desktop.
Any ideea ?
shabbir's Avatar, Join Date: Jul 2004
Go4Expert Founder
You have posted it as an Article under the Article / Source code section. I have moved it to the Queries and Discussion forum.

Get the handle to the desktop and try experimenting on it.