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Hi,
How do i get the Height and Location of Task-bar and the list of active tasks in vb5

thanks.
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This is how you can find the location and the size of the taskbar:

Private Declare Function _
      SystemParametersInfo Lib "user32" Alias _
      "SystemParametersInfoA" (ByVal uAction _
      As Long, ByVal uParam As Long, R As Any, _
      ByVal fuWinIni As Long) As Long
Private Type RECT
      Left As Long
      Top As Long
      Right As Long
      Bottom As Long
End Type
Private Const SPI_GETWORKAREA = 48

Dim R As RECT, lRes As Long,
Dim lW As Long, lH As Long

lRes = SystemParametersInfo(SPI_GETWORKAREA, 0, R, 0)
If lRes Then
      With R
            .Left = Screen.TwipsPerPixelX * .Left
            .Top = Screen.TwipsPerPixelY * .Top
            .Right = Screen.TwipsPerPixelX * .Right
            .Bottom = Screen.TwipsPerPixelY * .Bottom
            lW = .Right - .Left
            lH = .Bottom - .Top
      End With
End If

Now iw and ih contain the width and height of the taskbar correspondently;
r.left and r.top contai the upper left coordinates of the taskbar (in twips).
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To find the tasks running on the system, you may try using the sysinfo.ocx control.
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