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IActiveDesktop interface

Allows a client program to manage the desktop items and wallpaper on a local computer.

Members

The IActiveDesktop interface inherits from the IUnknown interface. IActiveDesktop also has these types of members:

Methods

The IActiveDesktop interface has these methods.

MethodDescription
AddDesktopItem

Adds a desktop item.

AddDesktopItemWithUI

Adds a desktop item to the Active Desktop after displaying user interfaces that confirm the addition of the desktop item, verifying security zone permissions, and asking if the user wants to create a subscription.

AddUrl

Adds the desktop item associated with the specified URL.

ApplyChanges

Applies changes to the Active Desktop and saves them in the registry.

GenerateDesktopItemHtml

Generates a generic HTML page containing the given desktop item.

GetDesktopItem

Gets the specified desktop item.

GetDesktopItemByID

Gets the desktop item that matches the given identification.

GetDesktopItemBySource

Gets a desktop item using its source URL.

GetDesktopItemCount

Gets a count of the desktop items.

GetDesktopItemOptions

Gets the options for the desktop item.

GetPattern

Gets the current pattern.

GetWallpaper

Gets the current wallpaper.

GetWallpaperOptions

Gets the wallpaper options.

ModifyDesktopItem

Modifies the desktop item.

RemoveDesktopItem

Removes the specified desktop item from the desktop.

SetDesktopItemOptions

Sets the item's options.

SetPattern

Sets the Active Desktop pattern.

SetWallpaper

Sets the wallpaper for the Active Desktop.

SetWallpaperOptions

Sets the wallpaper options.

 

Remarks

Your code must include Wininet.h before it includes Shlobj.h. Failure to do so will result in a compiler error.

Requirements

Minimum supported client

Windows 2000 Professional, Windows XP [desktop apps only]

Minimum supported server

Windows 2000 Server [desktop apps only]

Header

Shlobj.h

DLL

Shell32.dll (version 4.71 or later)

See also

Using the Active Desktop Object

 

 

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