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Magnifying The Desktop With Visual Basic

A very handy application that's included with the Windows operating system is the magnifier, which zooms in on a portion of the desktop. In this article Jason shows us how to create a cool zoomable magnifier using Visual Basic 6 and the Windows API.

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By: Jason Brimblecombe
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February 21, 2002
  1. · Magnifying The Desktop With Visual Basic
  2. · Our magnifier app
  3. · Adding the code
  4. · Adding code to the timer
  5. · The magnifier in action
  6. · Conclusion

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Magnifying The Desktop With Visual Basic - Conclusion
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In this article we've seen how we can use a couple of API calls, a timer and a scroll bar to dynamically capture and magnify a portion of the Windows desktop just the same way as the built-in Windows magnifier application does.

If you've worked with the Windows API before, you might want to look at adding new features to our app, and maybe even turning it into a shareware app that you can distribute to the masses using CNet or Tucows.
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