Need more details about making a live wallpaper on Windows with C++

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2023-10-06T11:56:00.0433333+00:00

Is there any blogs or references about how Windows controls its windows, especially the ones related to wallpaper layer, icon layer, etc.?

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A core set of Windows application programming interfaces (APIs) for desktop and server applications. Previously known as Win32 API.
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  1. Castorix31 82,036 Reputation points
    2023-10-06T18:23:28.7866667+00:00

    The main step is to send 0x052C to "Progman" and find "WorkerW" window

    You can find samples and articles on Google, like :

    Draw Behind Desktop Icons in Windows 8+


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