Hi there !
Does anyone know how I could programatically (Visual C++ 6.0) hide
the Win2000 shell's taskbar ? What I'm trying to do is to replace the
Explorer with a custom shell and to permanently hide the taskbar while
the custom shell is running, even when the taskbar is auto-hide enabled
at my program startup. If you can come up with a way to programatically
switch from auto-hide enabled to auto-hide disabled, that would do, so
please post the solution to this newsgroup or directly to me, if I'm not
asking too much.
Here are the API calls I tried, and all of them failed to keep the
taskbar hidden for more than a minute or so.
2) SetWindowPos(0, 0, GetSystemMetrics(SM_CXSCREEN),
SWP_SHOWWINDOW) for the custom shell's window, which I want to
cover the Win2000's taskbar
4) SHAppBarMessage(ABM_REMOVE) on the taskbar found with
FindWindow("Shell_TrayWnd", ""); with
ABM_SETAUTOHIDEBAR doesn't work, either.
I only have one little innocent question: is there any programmatic
way AT ALL to keep the Win2000 taskbar hidden, even if its auto-hide
feature is turned on when my application starts ?
Many thanks in advance !