One Click Screen Grab

Neil Crosby

Version Compatibility: Visual Basic 6

More information:
Using 'Print Scrn' or 'Alt + Print Scrn' will get the screen or active window to the clipboard. Doing anything else requires opening a program with a 'capture' feature in it and then having to do several more steps to get a 'selected area'. This program will do all of that for a selected area in one click and save it in a jpg format, copy to clipboard, or printed.

The zip file you download has Intel's ijl15.dll and Microsoft's ITMalloc.tlb files in it that must be copied to your windows\system directory (If you not already have them there.) A reference to the ITMalloc.tlb must be made in the project file. (In VB6, it is under Project,References)

The program places an icon on the system tray from which to run the program.

Right clicking the tray icon yields a popup menu with various options. Left clicking performs the remembered options. Options include 'Run at StartUp' and desired results options.

The program gets an image of your total desktop screen and the cursor changes to a cross-hair rather than your default. Beginning on the area, you wish to grab, click and drag to draw a rectangle around the area you wish to grab.

If an option has been selected involving a jpg output, a jpg image of the Grab Area will be automatically placed on your desktop in the form 'Screen Grabn.jpg' where n is an integer AND/OR the Grab Area image is copied to the Clipboard depending on the option elected.

Instructions: Click the link below to download the code. Select 'Save' from the IE popup dialog. Once downloaded, open the .zip file from your local drive using WinZip or a comparable program to view the contents.