Author Topic: Windows 10 "Spotlight" images explorer  (Read 1785 times)

Offline ElectroDoc

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Windows 10 "Spotlight" images explorer
« on: April 12, 2016, 09:04:12 pm »
Do you use Windows 10?
Do you notice the lock screen images that change once in a while?
Do you wonder where Windows stores these images? or wanted a program to extract them for you?

I wrote a program in Pelles C that can extract these images (which are called Windows Spotlight images) and saves them to a folder of your choice.

* Note that it runs on Windows 10 only *

The code demonstrates some nice features like:
- Using the GDI+ library (thanks to TimoVJL for the GDI+ flat API header)
- Using multiple threads of execution
- Using MD5 to compare saved/new images
- Using file images as an ImageList for a ListView controls
- How to define Windows 10 in the application's manifest in order to properly check the version number.

I wrote the program with a very limited time, so it may contain bugs. Any comments are appreciated!
« Last Edit: April 12, 2016, 09:06:31 pm by ElectroDoc »

Offline frankie

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Re: Windows 10 "Spotlight" images explorer
« Reply #1 on: April 13, 2016, 09:05:27 am »
Nice Job!  :)


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Re: Windows 10 "Spotlight" images explorer
« Reply #2 on: April 27, 2016, 06:03:10 pm »
Tested by adding 19000 images to the right listbox without problem.
I think that images are too small.
It seems the WM_SETREDRAW message is not treated when adding images to the listbox.
Good work.

« Last Edit: April 27, 2016, 06:22:47 pm by Grincheux »