how can i  hide startbutton in windows7 and vista?

Posted on 2009-12-28
Last Modified: 2012-05-08
i want hide startbutton in windows7 and vista.

i could make a program that disable startbutton using API EnableWindow.
but i dont know how to hiding startbutton.

please give me code!
Question by:HFunakawa
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    thank you for answers.

    this code looks  useful.

    but i dont understand this part.
    IntPtr hwndOrb = FindWindowEx(IntPtr.Zero, IntPtr.Zero, (IntPtr)0xC017, "Start");
    (IntPtr)0xC017 ??

    i need the code in VB.NET.
    any help?


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    i found a program named "startkiller" that exactly same what i want.

    i could delete startbutton's space using API movewindow or  SetWindowPos.
    but not startbutton itself.

    need help!


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