Monthly Archives: December 2013
Update (2019-10-30): The scripts were moved to GitHub.
This article introduces two PowerShell scripts that help you find the wallpaper location in Windows 7 and later.
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Previously, The WinHelpOnline Blog published two scripts in the VBScript language, one for retrieving the location of Wallpaper on Windows 7 (4 February 2010) and one for doing so on Windows 8.x (25 October 2013). These scripts, however, have a problem: If there is a non-English character (e.g. Chinese characters) in the file name path, they potentially fail. Although Windows innately supports Unicode, VBScript doesn’t. Only programs based on .NET Framework are Unicode-compliant by nature. Fortunately, Windows PowerShell is built on .NET Framework and benefits from innate Unicode support. So, all I had to do was to rewrite the script in the PowerShell language.
One day, in an IT training center somewhere in this world, one professor told her students that they were acting unduly proud of their meager development skills. To make it a case, that professor gave her students an assignment: Develop a Windows app that does nothing!
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