Vista Wallpaper VB login script - refresh problem

Discussion in 'Windows Vista General Discussion' started by MirokuKage, May 1, 2007.

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    MirokuKage Guest

    I put together a VB login script for XP and I'm trying to get it
    working in Vista.
    I'm currently having some trouble getting Vista to realize that I've
    changed the desktop wallpaper.

    I am able to apply a new desktop with the script below but the
    image will not change until I either restart the computer or open the
    "Control Panel->Personalization-
    Below is a simplified version of the wallpaper change script that
    works in XP.
    Set oShell = CreateObject("WScript.Shell")
    Set oFSO = CreateObject("Scripting.FileSystemObject")
    sWinDir = oFSO.GetSpecialFolder(0)
    sWallPaper = "z:\vista profile test\wall\test1.bmp"
    ' update in registry
    oShell.RegWrite "HKCU\Control Panel\Desktop\Wallpaper", sWallPaper
    ' let the system know about the change
    oShell.Run _
    user32.dll,UpdatePerUserSystemParameters", _
    1, True
    So... anyone have an idea on how to get this working in Vista?

    Thanks in advance,

    MirokuKage, May 1, 2007
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    MirokuKage Guest

    MirokuKage, May 8, 2007
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    Jon Guest

    You might be better looking at the SystemParametersInfo function in

    There's an example on this page (with the relevant constant values), of how
    to change your wallpaper using VB, which works fine in Vista also

    It may be possible to come up with something similar using a rundll32.exe
    command line and VBScript alone (?).
    Jon, May 9, 2007
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