desktopwallpaper TacDesktopWallpaper component
Hierarchy Properties Methods
Return to Introduction  Previous page  Next page
The acDesktopWallpaper component will implement to your application all needed functionality to make operations with the Desktop Wallpapers neat and easy.  

How to use?
To deteminate or specify a path to current desktop wallpaper — read or change Wallpaper property. To specify the wallpaper's appearance — use Stretch and Tile properties.  
To change the desktop wallpaper — just point the Wallpaper property to another .BMP file or call SetDesktopWallpaper method. To make wallpaper tiled on desktop- set Tile property to True (this is great feature for small wallpaper images). To make wallpaper stretched on entire desktop — set Stretch property to True and Tile to False.  
tip If you wish to specify the wallpaper appearance automatically — set AutoFormat property to True and all pictures with size less than a quarter of screen will be "tiled", big pictures will be "stretched". Note: When AutoFormat = True, values of Stretch and Tile property will be ignored.  
To clear wallpaper from desktop — call RemoveWallpaper method.  

Demo application
The acDesktopWallpaper component are successfully used in our Wallpaper Manager. You may freely download and test this software (or just take a look on it's screenshots), go to