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Zoom Question

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I'm trying to write a variant to all the magnification code on this forum. I've been searching for a while and came up with some ideas, but nothing concrete, yet.

Ok, down to the matter at hand. What I'm trying to do is automatically go to a website that has a flash game on it, re-size/move the IE window if necessary and magnify it so I can see it on my TV. I've got that working (kinda) by using the script that myspacee used in the original post on this link. But, what I'm having a difficult time doing is having the source window in the background or hidden, so it can't be seen. How do I keep the IE window in the background or hidden while magnifying the flash game on it?

Thanks for the help.

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If you just want to zoom the entire game to like full-screen, you can just get the Shockwave Flash Standalone Player from this download link (latest version: 10_1r53_64). Look in that zip archive, under 'fp10_archive\10_1r53_64', and find the executable ending in 'win_sa.exe'. Run that, load the URL for the flash game (or save the flash game locally and run that), and zoom/maximize/full-screen the game. Its still a wonder to me why Adobe won't release that application publically.

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Nice find, Ascend4nt. I never knew Adobe had that available. Thanks. It doesn't really work for my purposes, though since the flash game isn't scalable. I can zoom in, but I'm limited to a 512x480 screen, no matter what zoom percentage I get to. So, I'm kinda forced to go the scripting route.

Is there any way to lock onto a window, regardless of its location and show the zoomed results of it in a window that has top attributes over the original source?

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I think in this post you have your magnification code. If you want to only zoom a specific GUI, just set that as the initial hwnd for the 'GetDC' API call.

You can't really magnify a hidden window or an obscured one though - but if you offset it - or put it on another monitor, that's a good solution.

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