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Hi.
Is there a way of getting information about active/open windows.  Say, I have five windows open.   From which 3 are maximized or original size and 2 are minimized.  Is there a way of getting info about the windows which are maximized/original size either when active or not?  If so how would I find out the info.  Please send me code.  Thanks.
What I want is to be able to shake those open/maximized windows.  So, say from those 5 windows, 3 are open and are shaking.  If I close/minimize one window, well..shouldn't shake and if I maximize or restore or open a new program, the window should start shaking.
Send the code please.
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by:MikeP090797
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What exactly do you mean by 'Shake'?
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make them move around.  sort of like in a shaking pattern only random.
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Do you mean windows only in your VB application, or windows in all applications currently running?

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I mean all the application windows.  I know there is a way to do it.  I have seen it done, just don't know how to do it.
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kermit007,
Try the follow function. Let me know if you have problems.
Regards.
Dalin


Declare Function GetActiveWindow Lib "user32" () As Long

Declare Function GetParent Lib "user32" (ByVal Hwnd As Long) As Long

Declare Function ShowWindow Lib "user32" (ByVal Hwnd As Long, ByVal
       nCmdShow As Long) As Long

Declare Function IsIconic Lib "user32" (ByVal Hwnd As Long) As Long

Declare Function IsZoomed Lib "user32" (ByVal Hwnd As Long) As Long

Declare Function MoveWindow Lib "user32" (ByVal Hwnd As Long, ByVal X As
       Long, ByVal Y As Long, ByVal nWidth As Long, ByVal nHeight As Long,
       ByVal bRepaint As Long) As Long
       Public Const SW_MAXIMIZE = 3
       Public Const SW_SHOWNORMAL = 1
       Public Const SW_SHOWMINIMIZED = 2


Function AccessMaximize()
       AccessMaximize = ShowWindow(GetAccesshWnd(), SW_MAXIMIZE)
End Function


Function AccessMinimize()      
       AccessMinimize = ShowWindow(GetAccesshWnd(), SW_SHOWMINIMIZED)
End Function


Function AccessMoveSize(iX As Long, iY As Long, iWidth As Long, iHeight
       As Long)
       MoveWindow GetAccesshWnd(), iX, iY, iWidth, iHeight, True
End Function


Function AccessRestore()
       AccessRestore = ShowWindow(GetAccesshWnd(), SW_SHOWNORMAL)
End Function


Function GetAccesshWnd()
       
       Dim Hwnd As Long
       Dim hWndAccess As Long
       
       Hwnd = GetActiveWindow()' Get the handle to the currently active window.
       hWndAccess = Hwnd
       

              While Hwnd <> 0 ' Find the top window
                     without a parent window.
                     hWndAccess = Hwnd
                     Hwnd = GetParent(Hwnd)
              Wend

       
       GetAccesshWnd = hWndAccess
       
End Function


Function IsAccessMaximized()


              If IsZoomed(GetAccesshWnd()) = 0 Then
                     IsAccessMaximized = False
              Else
                     IsAccessMaximized = True
              End If

End Function


Function IsAccessMinimized()


              If IsIconic(GetAccesshWnd()) = 0 Then
                     IsAccessMinimized = False
              Else
                     IsAccessMinimized = True
              End If

End Function


Function IsAccessRestored()


              If IsAccessMaximized() = False And IsAccessMinimized() = False Then
                     IsAccessRestored = True
              Else
                     IsAccessRestored = False
              End If

End Function

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Thanks Dalin. :)
If I have any problems, I'll come back.  Thanks
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