Anyone have a routine to read the screen directly. I want to capture a drag of a translucent icon but have been completely unsucessful. I tried copybits and a trick I found on Apples site and even went so far as to copy all the pixels from the screen using getcpixel. Copybits shields the cursor and it appears that getcpixel does as well. Calling showcursor does not help. Screen capture programs havent worked. I think the only way I'm going to be able to capture the translucent drag is to directly read the screen, store and restore to a picture. Anyone know how I can read the screen directly? W.