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How to move and resize external app window if I know it's handle?
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by:Mirkwood
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Use sendmessage with WM_SIZE
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by:Madshi
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Hmm. I think the more official way would be to call MoveWindow.

Regards, Madshi.
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BOOL MoveWindow(
    HWND hWnd,      // handle of window
    int X,      // horizontal position
    int Y,      // vertical position
    int nWidth,      // width
    int nHeight,      // height
    BOOL bRepaint       // repaint flag
   );      
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by:duke_n
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//to madshi
and what is I only want to RESIZE the window or only to MOVE it,
how shall I know the other two parameters?
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by:duke_n
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I mean: how to retrieve window position and size?
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by:Madshi
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You could call GetWindowRect before the MoveWindow call.

BOOL GetWindowRect(
    HWND hWnd,      // handle of window
    LPRECT lpRect       // address of structure for window coordinates
   );

Or you could use SetWindowPos instead of MoveWindow. You can give several Flags into SetWindowPos. But I like MoveWindow more, because it's much easier to call...

Regards, Madshi.
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by:duke_n
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//to madshi
that's it!!!!!
this is just what I needed.
one last STUPID Q:
is there a possibility to 2D rotate windows??????
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Madshi earned 80 total points
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Hi duke_n,

>> is there a possibility to 2D rotate windows??????

Hmmm. You CAN do it, but it will be quite difficult. You'll have to do it all by yourself.
You'll have to use SetWindowRgn with a region created by CreatePolygonRgn. This polygon must hold the four corners of the rotated window. Then you'll have to rotate the pixel window content by your own and draw it into the cycled region.
Uaaa... I think it is a lot of work, and I'm not sure if the effect is worth this work.

Regards, Madshi.
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