Window Z-Order and Taskbar
Posted on 2006-04-21
Quick question here.
Have a pop-up window that I have animate into the screen. I wish to set the Z-Order of this window to be just below the task bar. As in, it will be above all other windows except the taskbar. This is to simulate the window popping up from below the tasbar instead of the edge of the screen.
The problem with SetWindowPos is that is 'inserts after' so even IF i knew how to get the task bar window pointer, it would still place my window above the taskbar.
Another issue that might arise is that when a fullscreen app or game is running, I do not want my window trying to force itself to draw above the fullscreen app. Thus producing a flicker in the fullscreen app and possibly introduce a fight for user input control.