i thought u just didnt test it on XP
I hate Vista / Win7
I'll have to see if its possible in xp although I don't think it is. XP doesn't render through a DWM so if the window doesn't have focus the video card never sees what its rendering.
This is looking very promising! Seems like a lot of interest in GMPC lately
queAppLaunchBackground:----->Launch in the background without showing any user interface.
queAppCloseBackground:----->Close the application running in the background with no user interface. Must be called exactly once for every use of queAppLaunchBackground.
queAppCloseBackgroundDelay:----->Close the application running in the background with no user interface but delay first so that if the user immediately does a queAppLaunchBackground, Que will respond quickly. Must be called exactly once for every use of queAppLaunchBackground.
These could be used to launch GMPC in background.
Although LaunchBackground could do what we want, it may just be worded strangely.
EDIT: You are correct, opening GMPC in the background will not allow the DWM to render the window.
Badass guys... keep up the good work! Wish I was a programmer... -_-
The way I see it... #1 on the list of things to work on with GMPC is finding a way to get the turns list. If we can get the turns list then we open up many new possibilities involving good front-end integration.
to garb the screen you car run the GMPC window off screen ex x,y 9999,9999, so technicaly screen is there but users dont see it