I was in the process of making a weather application for Windows which would sit anywhere in the desktop or on top other application updating the weather. This would be a Win32 app. While I was designing the background for the app (which I intend to make it minimal and probably translucent background), I thought of making something else for fun.
I made a small app that has the Minion as the background and can be moved by dragging the Minion. It does nothing but show a picture of the Minion. It is made to sit “Always on top” of other applications. You would right click to close the app. It would look like this below. I would make it to be able to be resized in the future. Email me if you want the source. Click here to download the silly minion application.
I made the application as generic as it can get. I made it possible to
- change the picture (custom background/skin picture),
- make it always stay in front of other windows
- the transparent color,
- the visible area (height and width)
* I would be adding the ability to save the custom skin in the future. I just don’t want to avoid File access problems for this version.
Sample skins below:
I will link the source below if anyone want to use it to make any other skinned Windows application in Visual Basic. Comment if you have any suggestions. Thank you.