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Explorer like bar

Posted on 2003-11-11
Last Modified: 2010-05-01
Hi All

I am trying to make the following

it will be a little hard to explain so bare with me,

I am tring to make a bar like the window explorer start bar,

a form that is always visiable in one end of the screen (left or right) and after this form was hook to the desktop

any new window that I maximize will maxime to the new boundries of the desktop (the desktop minus the width of the form)

Any Ideas?
Question by:phyderous
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From allapi.net:

Const ABS_ONTOP = &H2
Private Type RECT
    Left As Long
    Top As Long
    Right As Long
    Bottom As Long
End Type
    cbSize As Long
    hwnd As Long
    uCallbackMessage As Long
    uEdge As Long
    rc As RECT
    lParam As Long '  message specific
End Type
Private Declare Function SHAppBarMessage Lib "shell32.dll" (ByVal dwMessage As Long, pData As APPBARDATA) As Long
Private Sub Form_Paint()
    'KPD-Team 1999
    'URL: http://www.allapi.net/
    'E-Mail: KPDTeam@Allapi.net
    Dim ABD As APPBARDATA, Ret As Long
    'Get the taskbar's position
    'Get the taskbar's state
    Ret = SHAppBarMessage(ABM_GETSTATE, ABD)
    If (Ret And ABS_AUTOHIDE) Then Me.Print "Autohide option is on"
    If (Ret And ABS_ONTOP) Then Me.Print "Always on top option is on"
    Me.Print "Taskbar coordinates: (" + Trim(Str(ABD.rc.Left)) + "," + Trim(Str(ABD.rc.Top)) + ")-(" + Trim(Str(ABD.rc.Right)) + "," + Trim(Str(ABD.rc.Bottom)) + ")"
End Sub

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