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Getting external window Locations

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I want to make an application similar to the show desktop in IE4.  To do this I need to know

1) how to get the location of every window that is visible on screen.

2) How to minimize and restore these windows.
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There is a way to do this using the Win32 API and windows messaging.  A sample project is available on the CD ROM from Daniel Appleman's "Visual Basic 5.0 Programmer's Guide to the Win 32 API'

The sample project proceeds through the use of the EnumWindows API and the SendMessage API calls.    You would be well advised to get the book.  It has substantial additional sample code, as well as the complete text on CD ROM. Unlike most rehashes of help systems, this book is more than worth it's cost.  
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Had to scour the site to find the code, but it was exactly what I was after, and it gave me a couple of new ideas.
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