Screen Saver Tray Icon Sample

This sample was contributed by Thierry Maurel.

The simple contextual menu
Screen-saver enabled... ...and disabled

If you have ever tryed to read some big technical documentation on MSDN, you will be aware of how irritating the screensaver is. The inverse is annoying too : waiting for a locking-screensaver or open Display Properties to select Preview if you want to lock your Workstation is not a simple solution, if you have a lot of windows open on the desktop.
To this end I developed a simple tray-icon application that starts or disables the screensaver. It provides a direct access to the Display Properties, useful if your desktop is completely filled by applications.

Now there is 2 versions, one with MFC (the first I wrote) and another one in pure SDK, because of the size of MFC Dlls and the fact that anybody could have another version of the MFC in his computer. The two version are exactly the same in the effects, it could be interesting to have a look about the usage of splash screen or trayicons in SDK, I hope that my implementation is good, but this is the first time I use somethings like that in SDK, so don't flame me !


Download source code (SDK Version) - 27 Kb
Download source code (MFC Version) - 30 Kb


  • windows autoprogramstart and tray icon status

    Posted by Legacy on 04/18/2001 12:00am

    Originally posted by: A.Kronenfeld


    what�s the solution to write a program that
    start automatic ( windows autostartmodus
    like virusscan,sound etc.) in the tray icon status.


  • Use as any other sample to plug-in & start work.

    Posted by Legacy on 11/06/1999 12:00am

    Originally posted by: Yogesh Dhakad

    Good sample. Carefully desgined & completely tested.
    Keep it up.

    This same action is seen when you enable the set the show properties check box as checked in the Control Panel -> Display properties.

  • Nice example

    Posted by Legacy on 08/13/1999 12:00am

    Originally posted by: Farzad

    Nice work and useful also! I hope you have time to do the SDK version. As a beginner I'd love to see a straight forward SDK vs. MFC sample side by side.

    Thanks again ... keep up the good work.

  • Nice work

    Posted by Legacy on 08/09/1999 12:00am

    Originally posted by: Hussam

    In spite of that your demo does not provide something very usefull, I do not agree with those who are critical to it. You illustrate a couple of things that are very usefull. Those things are TrayIcon and Splashcreen, not to talk about other things.

    Keep on with the good work.


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