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How to kill that annoying Start button?

Posted on 2001-07-31
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How can i HIDE the start button and make sure that it cant be accessed from the keyboard?
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Question by:Yevgen
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by:joepezt
ID: 6338017

if you want to hide the entire taskbar this should do the trick


  Procedure HideTaskBar(yesno : boolean);
  begin
  if yesno = true then
     ShowWindow(FindWindow('Shell_TrayWnd', nil), SW_HIDE)
     else ShowWindow(FindWindow('Shell_TrayWnd', nil), SW_SHOW);
  end;

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by:Yevgen
ID: 6338533
I know about that but i need the TaskBar and i want to make the Start button go away even if the Windows button on the keyboard is pressed...
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alanwhincup earned 200 total points
ID: 6338793
Try this:

procedure ShowStartButton(Visible : Boolean);
var
  H, TaskWindow : hWnd;
begin
  if Visible = True then
  begin
    H := FindWindowEx(GetDesktopWindow, 0, 'Button', nil);
    TaskWindow := FindWindow('Shell_TrayWnd', nil);
    ShowWindow(H, SW_SHOW);
    Windows.SetParent(H, TaskWindow);
  end
  else
  begin
    H := FindWindowEx(FindWindow('Shell_TrayWnd', nil), 0, 'Button', nil);
    ShowWindow(H, SW_HIDE);
    Windows.SetParent(H, 0);
  end;
end;


procedure TForm1.Button1Click(Sender: TObject);
begin
  ShowStartButton(False);
end;
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by:St3v13
ID: 6338796
procedure TForm1.Button6Click(Sender: TObject);
var  Rgn : hRgn;
begin
{Hide the start button}
      Rgn := CreateRectRgn(0, 0, 0, 0);
      SetWindowRgn(FindWindowEx(FindWindow('Shell_TrayWnd', nil),
                                       0,
                                      'Button',
                                       nil),
                                       Rgn,
                                       true);
end;

procedure TForm1.Button5Click(Sender: TObject);
begin
  {Turn the start button back on}
  SetWindowRgn(FindWindowEx(FindWindow('Shell_TrayWnd', nil),
                                       0,
                                      'Button',
                                       nil),
                                       0,
                                       true);
end;

:-)
Stephen
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by:Yevgen
ID: 6338813
Great Idea and works great...

I did everything but i havent thought about setting the Parent window to 0... Thanks...
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by:Yevgen
ID: 6338818
Alanwhincup's way is the best...
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