Window Station and Desktop Functions

Applications can use the following functions with window station objects.

FunctionDescription
CloseWindowStation Closes an open window station handle.
CreateWindowStation Creates a window station object, associates it with the current process, and assigns it to the current session.
EnumWindowStations Enumerates all window stations in the current session.
GetProcessWindowStation Retrieves a handle to the current window station for the calling process.
GetUserObjectInformation Retrieves information about the specified window station or desktop object.
GetUserObjectSecurity Retrieves security information for the specified window station or desktop object.
OpenWindowStation Opens the specified window station.
SetProcessWindowStation Assigns the specified window station to the calling process.
SetUserObjectInformation Sets information about the specified window station or desktop object.
SetUserObjectSecurity Sets security information for the specified window station or desktop object.

 

Applications can use the following functions with desktop objects.

FunctionDescription
CloseDesktop Closes an open handle to a desktop object.
CreateDesktop Creates a new desktop, associates it with the current window station of the calling process, and assigns it to the calling thread.
CreateDesktopEx Creates a new desktop, associates it with the current window station of the calling process, and assigns it to the calling thread.
EnumDesktops Enumerates all desktops associated with the current window station of the calling process.
EnumDesktopWindows Enumerates all top-level windows associated with the specified desktop.
GetThreadDesktop Retrieves a handle to the desktop assigned to the specified thread.
GetUserObjectInformation Gets information about a window station or desktop object.
GetUserObjectSecurity Gets security information for a window station or desktop object.
OpenDesktop Opens the specified desktop object.
OpenInputDesktop Opens the desktop that receives user input.
SetThreadDesktop Assigns the specified desktop to the calling thread.
SetUserObjectInformation Sets information about a window station or desktop object.
SetUserObjectSecurity Sets security information for a window station or desktop object.
SwitchDesktop Makes a desktop visible and activates it. This enables the desktop to receive input from the user.

 

 

 

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