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minimizing other application

Posted on 2002-05-07
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How can i minimize a running application. like for example
the MIRC is running and i only want that application will minimize, how can i do it?
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Question by:girlswants_me
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by:Tasomia
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First you need the handle of the Window then
send a WM_SYSCOMMAND message with SC_MINIMIZE.

Example to minimize notepad:

hWindow := FindWindow('notepad',nil);

SendMessage(hWindow, WM_SYSCOMMAND, SC_MINIMIZE, 0);
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procedure TForm1.Button1Click(Sender: TObject);
VAR
  h : THandle;
begin
  // "AOL" is the caption with Application you whant to minimize
  h := FindWindow ( NIL,'AOL');
  IF H<>0
    Then ShowWindow(h,sw_Minimize);
end;

Good luck
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