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is there such a thing?
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In Windows, the GetWindowRect API will do the trick.  See
   http://msdn2.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms633519.aspx
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by:Troudeloup
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ok i feed it a handle.

what's lpoint?


also, since it turns rect, why is it a bool function?

can you show me a code that uses it?

like

rect = getwindowrect( hwnd hwnd )

?

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by:Troudeloup
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acutally, i made a mistake  :(


what I want to know is, WHERE is the window is.
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by:Jaime Olivares
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using GetWindowRect():

RECT rect;
GetWindowRect(hWnd, &rect);
int x = rect.left;
int y = rect.top;
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by:Troudeloup
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yep. that works.


how about, WHERE is the window is?
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by:Jaime Olivares
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my code tells you where the window is, that is, the top-left corner.
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by:Troudeloup
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ahhhhh. how clever :)
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by:josgood
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I agree with jaime_olivares.

The MSDN page that I referenced earlier says "he GetWindowRect function retrieves the dimensions of the bounding rectangle of the specified window. The dimensions are given in screen coordinates that are relative to the upper-left corner of the screen."

The returned rectangle contains the screen coordinates of the window, where (rect.left,rect.top) gives the coordinates of the upper left corner of the rectangle.  The lower right corner is (rect.right,rect.bottom).  From this you can work out the other two corners.
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