Question How to make animated stars (dots) like the old windows xp stars screensaver?

khushb

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How to make animated stars (dots) like the old windows xp stars screensaver? thank you.
 

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With only that much information to work with, I would suggest that you look into GDI+. You can use a Timer to determine when to update your drawing and a bit of maths to determine how to update it.
 

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How to make animated stars (dots) like the old windows xp stars screensaver? thank you.
Are you talking about this?
[video=youtube;VTVCSP3PymA]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VTVCSP3PymA[/video]

I haven't seen that since Win95, from what I remember there's a circle in the middle that it moves the "stars" outward from. With a little vector calculating and GDI+ I'm sure you can make something similar.
 
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