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ID: 19946, Using IE AX control to obtain astronomy pictures

by Alex Bakaev Email: Anonymous

Get picture from the web and set it as desktop wallpaper
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Updated on Thu, 08 May 2003 12:27:25 GMT
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Astronomy Picture of the Day archive

has some pretty amazing pictures of the Universe that are added daily. So I thought it would be cool if there was an automated way to obtain these pictures to set them as a Windows desktop wallparer. The result is the attached project.

It works with the APOD Web site only. It shows how to use IE AX control and URL Mon API to download an image from the site.

In the future I'd like to port this app to Kylix/KDE, but at the moment it doesn't look that it's possible to use KDE APIs in a CLX application :(

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