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GetDesktopWindow function

Retrieves a handle to the desktop window. The desktop window covers the entire screen. The desktop window is the area on top of which other windows are painted.

Syntax


HWND WINAPI GetDesktopWindow(void);

Parameters

This function has no parameters.

Return value

Type:

Type: HWND

The return value is a handle to the desktop window.

Examples

For an example, see Initializing a Dialog Box.

Requirements

Minimum supported client

Windows 2000 Professional [desktop apps only]

Minimum supported server

Windows 2000 Server [desktop apps only]

Header

Winuser.h (include Windows.h)

Library

User32.lib

DLL

User32.dll

See also

Reference
GetWindow
Conceptual
Windows

 

 

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