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How can I Disable and enable start button ?

Posted on 2004-03-25
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How can I Disable and enable start button with its list ?
The solution must success under win9x – winme – winxp
 
I am waiting your answers
Thanks
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Question by:peruzzi
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by:arodionov
ID: 10675489
Hello.

Try to look at www.torry.ru
I saw there components which solves your problem.
Type 'Start button' in the quick search.

Alex.
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by:calinutz
ID: 10675503
//To disable the start button
  EnableWindow(FindWindowEx(FindWindow('Shell_TrayWnd', nil),0, 'Button', nil),false);

 //To enable the start button
  EnableWindow(FindWindowEx(FindWindow('Shell_TrayWnd', nil),0,'Button',nil),true);

But the problem is that it disables only for mouse click. If you pres the windows button the list appears.
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by:calinutz
ID: 10675521
Or you could try this to hide the Start button:

procedure ShowStartButton(bValue: Boolean);
var
  Tray, Child: hWnd;
  C: array[0..127] of Char;
  S: String;
begin
  Tray  := FindWindow('Shell_TrayWnd', nil);
  Child := GetWindow(Tray, GW_CHILD);
  while Child <> 0 do
  begin
  if GetClassName(Child, C, SizeOf(C)) > 0 then
  begin
    S := StrPAS(C);
    if UpperCase(S) = 'BUTTON' then
    begin
      if bValue = True then ShowWindow(Child, 1)
      else
        ShowWindow(Child, 0);
    end;
 end;
 Child := GetWindow(Child, GW_HWNDNEXT);
 end;
end;
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calinutz earned 40 total points
ID: 10675576
To disable windows buttons you have to use a system wide hook like explained (with code) here:
http://www.swissdelphicenter.ch/en/showcode.php?id=1212
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by:peruzzi
ID: 10677399
Thanks calinutz
and also thanks for arodionov

code work well with  winxp but did not work with winme
what I need is to work under winxp
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