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Selection Rectangle in VBA

Last Modified: 2013-12-26
How can I draw a selection rectangle on a spesific window ?
Like clicking the left mouse button and drawing a rectangle while keeping it pressed.

I tried the following code on desktop (in order to see if it is working)
It drew a dotted rectangle around the icons that are inside the rectangle, but didn't select (delete) them.

What am I doing wrong ?

PS. I'm using VBA.

Private Type RECT
    Left As Long
    Top As Long
    Right As Long
    Bottom As Long
End Type

Private Declare Function DrawFocusRect Lib "user32" (ByVal hdc As Long, lpRect As RECT) As Long
Private Declare Function GetDC Lib "user32" (ByVal hwnd As Long) As Long
Private Declare Function ReleaseDC Lib "user32" (ByVal hwnd As Long, ByVal hdc As Long) As Long

Sub SelectOnScreen()

    Dim I As Integer
    Dim rctPosition As RECT
    Dim hdc As Long
    With rctPosition
        .Left = 5
        .Top = 4
        .Right = 80
        .Bottom = 135
    End With

    'get the desktop hDc
    hdc = GetDC(ByVal 0)

    Call DrawFocusRect(hdc, rctPosition)
    Call ReleaseDC(0, hdc)
    For I = 1 To 2000
    SendKeys ("{DEL}")

End Sub

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