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Shell.Windows method

Creates and returns a ShellWindows object. This object represents a collection of all of the open windows that belong to the Shell.

Syntax


retVal = Shell.Windows()

Parameters

This method has no parameters.

Return value

JScript

Type: IDispatch**

An object reference to the ShellWindows object.

VB

Type: IDispatch**

An object reference to the ShellWindows object.

Examples

The following example uses Windows to retrieve the ShellWindows object and display a count of the number of items that it contains. Proper usage is shown for JScript, VBScript, and Visual Basic.

JScript:


<script language="JScript">
    function fnShellWindowsJ()
    {
        var objShell = new ActiveXObject("shell.application");
        var objShellWindows;
        
        objShellWindows = objShell.Windows();

        if (objShellWindows != null)
        {
            var Shell = new ActiveXObject("WScript.Shell");
            Shell.Popup(objShellWindows.Count);
        }
    }
</script>


VBScript:


<script language="VBScript">
    function fnShellWindowsVBS()
        dim objShell
        dim objShellWindows
        
        set objShell = CreateObject("shell.application")
        set objShellWindows = objShell.Windows

        if (not objShellWindows is nothing) then
            WScript.Echo objShellWindows.Count
        end if

        set objShellWindows = nothing
        set objShell = nothing
    end function
 </script>


Visual Basic:


Private Sub fnShellWindowsVB()
    Dim objShell        As Shell
    Dim objShellWindows As ShellWindows
    
    Set objShell = New Shell
    Set objShellWindows = objShell.Windows

    If (Not objShellWindows Is Nothing) Then
        Debug.Print objShellWindows.Count
    End If

    Set objShellWindows = Nothing
    Set objShell = Nothing
End Sub


Requirements

Minimum supported client

Windows 2000 Professional, Windows XP [desktop apps only]

Minimum supported server

Windows 2000 Server [desktop apps only]

Header

Shldisp.h

IDL

Shldisp.idl

DLL

Shell32.dll (version 4.71 or later)

 

 

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