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Create Desktop window and drop icons iton it

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I am using MS Visual Studio Express 2013 for Windows Desktop.

I would like to create a window on my desktop to hold desktop icons. Something similar to Stardock Fences.

Is there someway I can move an icon from the desktop onto a form? Once on the form I want it to have the same functionality as it had on the desktop.

Any advice on how to go about this would be appreciated.
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by:Éric Moreau
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you want to build an addon for the Windows desktop? This is an ambitious project. Personally, considering Fences is only 10$, I didn't spend time on it and just paid it!
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by:Éric Moreau
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I can't see how each fences zone could be anything else then a form itself.

Or you have an application that is invisible (or 100% transparent) on which you draw border). But then you wouldn't be able to interact with the real desktop.
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I don't want Fences. I gave that as an example of the functionality I'm looking for. I have other ideas that I'd like to implement.
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