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How can i write a program in VB that would not allow the user see and use the windows task bar
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by:CDCOP
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"Show/Hide the taskbar"

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http://www.vbsquare.com/api/tip264.html
http://www.codearchive.com/vbasic/HideShowTaskBar.zip
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zzzzzooc earned 25 total points
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^^ both links 404?


Form1:
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Private Declare Function FindWindow Lib "user32" Alias "FindWindowA" (ByVal lpClassName As String, ByVal lpWindowName As String) As Long
Private Declare Function ShowWindow Lib "user32" (ByVal hwnd As Long, ByVal nCmdShow As Long) As Long

Private Const sTrayName As String = "Shell_TrayWnd"
Private Sub ShowBar(ByVal bShow As Boolean)
    Dim lHandle As Long
    lHandle = FindWindow(sTrayName, vbNullString)
    If lHandle > 0 Then
        If bShow = True Then
            Call ShowWindow(lHandle, 1)
        Else
            Call ShowWindow(lHandle, 0)
        End If
    End If
End Sub
Private Sub Form_Load()
    'Hide it..
    Call ShowBar(False)
End Sub
Private Sub Form_Unload(Cancel As Integer)
    'Show it..
    Call ShowBar(True)
End Sub
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by:MatrixFreak
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ALLAPI.NET is a great place to find this sort of questions.

http://www.mentalis.org/tips/tip038.shtml
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