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Can anyone provide the API or even suggest the .dll from which I can call the Display Properties Window??

Will this call be affected by any NT access restrictions?

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Jell
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by:joekendall
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Which tab are you wanting to display? You can do this without declaring a DLL. You just need to use the Shell command. Here are the options you have:

Background Tab:
Shell(" rundll32.exe shell32.dll,Control_RunDLL desk.cpl,,0")

ScreenSaver Tab:
Shell("rundll32.exe shell32.dll,Control_RunDLL desk.cpl,,1")

Appearance Tab:
Shell("rundll32.exe shell32.dll,Control_RunDLL desk.cpl,,2")

Settings Tab:
Shell("rundll32.exe shell32.dll,Control_RunDLL desk.cpl,,3")

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Joe
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by:joekendall
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There is a space in the first one that should not be there. It should be:

Background Tab:
Shell("rundll32.exe shell32.dll,Control_RunDLL desk.cpl,,0")


Thanks!

Joe

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by:James Elliott
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Thanks Joe, thats great.

Will the code bring up the properties window regardless of any access restrictions set by an NT administrator?

Is their a list of the windows you can shell from the shell32.dll and their respective parameters?

Thanks

Jell
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I logon as an administrator so I'm not sure about restrictions.

The list of windows you mention are in this case called cpl's. They are applets. Yes, you can shell many more of them. I believe any that you find in the Control Panel can be shelled.

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Joe
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by:James Elliott
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Thanks for your help
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