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MONITORINFOEX structure

The MONITORINFOEX structure contains information about a display monitor.

The GetMonitorInfo function stores information into a MONITORINFOEX structure or a MONITORINFO structure.

The MONITORINFOEX structure is a superset of the MONITORINFO structure. The MONITORINFOEX structure adds a string member to contain a name for the display monitor.

Syntax


typedef struct tagMONITORINFOEX {
  DWORD cbSize;
  RECT  rcMonitor;
  RECT  rcWork;
  DWORD dwFlags;
  TCHAR szDevice[CCHDEVICENAME];
} MONITORINFOEX, *LPMONITORINFOEX;

Members

cbSize

The size, in bytes, of the structure.

Set this member to sizeof(MONITORINFOEX) before calling the GetMonitorInfo function. Doing so lets the function determine the type of structure you are passing to it.

rcMonitor

A RECT structure that specifies the display monitor rectangle, expressed in virtual-screen coordinates. Note that if the monitor is not the primary display monitor, some of the rectangle's coordinates may be negative values.

rcWork

A RECT structure that specifies the work area rectangle of the display monitor that can be used by applications, expressed in virtual-screen coordinates. Windows uses this rectangle to maximize an application on the monitor. The rest of the area in rcMonitor contains system windows such as the task bar and side bars. Note that if the monitor is not the primary display monitor, some of the rectangle's coordinates may be negative values.

dwFlags

The attributes of the display monitor.

This member can be the following value.

ValueMeaning
MONITORINFOF_PRIMARYThis is the primary display monitor.

 

szDevice

A string that specifies the device name of the monitor being used. Most applications have no use for a display monitor name, and so can save some bytes by using a MONITORINFO structure.

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)

See also

Multiple Display Monitors Overview
Multiple Display Monitors Structures
GetMonitorInfo
MONITORINFO

 

 

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