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hi all,
i have a program that change the look of the taskbar. But i have a problem, i want to set the start button position to the middle of the taskbar but can't find any code to do this. I know that its possible because there are some programs that do this. i hope you guys can help me out thanks already :)

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  • Full Code that u want, Try it [CODE=VB.NET] Imports System.Runtime.InteropServices Public Class Form1 <DllImport("user32.dll")> _ Public Shared Function MoveWindow(ByVal hWnd As IntPtr, ByVal x As Integer, ByVal y As Integer, ByVal nWidth As Integer, ByVal nHeight As Integer, ByVal bRepaint As Boolean) As Boolean End Function <DllImport("user32.dll", SetLastError:=True)> _ Public … Read More

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hi all,
i have a program that change the look of the taskbar. But i have a problem, i want to set the start button position to the middle of the taskbar but can't find any code to do this. I know that its possible because there are some programs that do this. i hope you guys can help me out thanks already :)

killerbeat

Hello,
An (Windows) Executable file (*.exe) has a know place, where are stored some pictures. This way you can change some pictures in it. But changing the "core" layout would need to change the code. I doubt there are applications, that can do it (1), you should try an alternative to Windows Explorer which provide the way to modiby the look and feel.

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Hello,
An (Windows) Executable file (*.exe) has a know place, where are stored some pictures. This way you can change some pictures in it. But changing the "core" layout would need to change the code. I doubt there are applications, that can do it (1), you should try an alternative to Windows Explorer which provide the way to modiby the look and feel.

seten, i now it's possible please look at this program:
http://www.blogsdna.com/5018/move-windows-xp-start-button-system-tray-on-taskbar.htm
(this program is coded in vb ) i only have no idea how to do it :(

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Hi

I hope you are familiar with Win32API.

use MoveWindow() or SetWindowPos() API to move start menu

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Hi

I hope you are familiar with Win32API.

use MoveWindow() or SetWindowPos() API to move start menu

selvaganapathy, i am not really familiar with the win 32API can you tell me some more about it?

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Please read the MSDN reference for MoveWindow() API

http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms633534%28VS.85%29.aspx

SetWindowPos() API
http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms633545%28VS.85%29.aspx

Example

1. Draw three Buttons ( Button1, Button2, Button3 )
then try this

Imports System.Runtime.InteropServices

Public Class Form1

    Shared ReadOnly SWP_NOSIZE As UInt32 = Convert.ToUInt32(&H1)    'Ignore Width and Height

    <DllImport("user32.dll")> _
    Public Shared Function MoveWindow(ByVal hWnd As IntPtr, ByVal x As Integer, ByVal y As Integer, ByVal nWidth As Integer, ByVal nHeight As Integer, ByVal bRepaint As Boolean) As Boolean
    End Function

    <DllImport("user32.dll", SetLastError:=True)> _
    Private Shared Function SetWindowPos(ByVal hWnd As IntPtr, ByVal hWndInsertAfter As IntPtr, ByVal X As Integer, ByVal Y As Integer, ByVal cx As Integer, ByVal cy As Integer, ByVal uFlags As UInt32) As Boolean
    End Function

    Private Sub Button1_Click(ByVal sender As System.Object, ByVal e As System.EventArgs) Handles Button1.Click
        'Move the Button3 to 0, 0 and Keep Same Width
        MoveWindow(Button3.Handle, 0, 0, Button3.Width, Button3.Height, True)
        'Move the Button2 to 100, 100
        SetWindowPos(Button2.Handle, IntPtr.Zero, 100, 100, 0, 0, SWP_NOSIZE)
    End Sub
End Class
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Please read the MSDN reference for MoveWindow() API

http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms633534%28VS.85%29.aspx

SetWindowPos() API
http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms633545%28VS.85%29.aspx

Example

1. Draw three Buttons ( Button1, Button2, Button3 )
then try this

Imports System.Runtime.InteropServices

Public Class Form1

    Shared ReadOnly SWP_NOSIZE As UInt32 = Convert.ToUInt32(&H1)    'Ignore Width and Height

    <DllImport("user32.dll")> _
    Public Shared Function MoveWindow(ByVal hWnd As IntPtr, ByVal x As Integer, ByVal y As Integer, ByVal nWidth As Integer, ByVal nHeight As Integer, ByVal bRepaint As Boolean) As Boolean
    End Function

    <DllImport("user32.dll", SetLastError:=True)> _
    Private Shared Function SetWindowPos(ByVal hWnd As IntPtr, ByVal hWndInsertAfter As IntPtr, ByVal X As Integer, ByVal Y As Integer, ByVal cx As Integer, ByVal cy As Integer, ByVal uFlags As UInt32) As Boolean
    End Function

    Private Sub Button1_Click(ByVal sender As System.Object, ByVal e As System.EventArgs) Handles Button1.Click
        'Move the Button3 to 0, 0 and Keep Same Width
        MoveWindow(Button3.Handle, 0, 0, Button3.Width, Button3.Height, True)
        'Move the Button2 to 100, 100
        SetWindowPos(Button2.Handle, IntPtr.Zero, 100, 100, 0, 0, SWP_NOSIZE)
    End Sub
End Class

tnx selvaganapathy, but how can i find the start button window and move it ? with the code you gave me you can move 2 buttons but how do you do this with windows

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but i thought already you have the code...

no problem, google it you will find the code

or

See this discussion http://bytes.com/topic/visual-basic-net/answers/366425-how-hide-start-button

now i am realy lost :icon_confused: how do find the start button and move it ? i think this part of the code i have to change please help

'Move the Button3 to 0, 0 and Keep Same Width
        MoveWindow(Button3.Handle, 0, 0, Button3.Width, Button3.Height, True)
        'Move the Button2 to 100, 100
        SetWindowPos(Button2.Handle, IntPtr.Zero, 100, 100, 0, 0, SWP_NOSIZE)

Edited by killerbeat: n/a

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Full Code that u want, Try it

Imports System.Runtime.InteropServices
Public Class Form1

    <DllImport("user32.dll")> _
    Public Shared Function MoveWindow(ByVal hWnd As IntPtr, ByVal x As Integer, ByVal y As Integer, ByVal nWidth As Integer, ByVal nHeight As Integer, ByVal bRepaint As Boolean) As Boolean
    End Function

    <DllImport("user32.dll", SetLastError:=True)> _
    Public Shared Function SetWindowPos(ByVal hWnd As IntPtr, ByVal hWndInsertAfter As IntPtr, ByVal X As Integer, ByVal Y As Integer, ByVal cx As Integer, ByVal cy As Integer, ByVal uFlags As UInt32) As Boolean
    End Function

    <DllImport("user32.dll")> _
    Public Shared Function FindWindowEx(ByVal hWnd As IntPtr, ByVal hWndChild As IntPtr, ByVal lpszClassName As String, ByVal lpszWindow As String) As IntPtr
    End Function

    <DllImport("user32.dll")> _
    Public Shared Function ShowWindow(ByVal hWnd As IntPtr, ByVal nCmdShow As Int32) As Int32
    End Function
    Public Shared ReadOnly SWP_NOSIZE As UInt32 = Convert.ToUInt32(&H1)    'Ignore Width and Height

    Private m_hWndStart As IntPtr
    Private m_hWndTaskBar As IntPtr

    Private Sub Button1_Click(ByVal sender As System.Object, ByVal e As System.EventArgs) Handles Button1.Click

        m_hWndTaskBar = FindWindowEx(IntPtr.Zero, IntPtr.Zero, "Shell_TrayWnd", vbNullString)
        m_hWndStart = FindWindowEx(m_hWndTaskBar, IntPtr.Zero, "BUTTON", vbNullString)

        'Move the Start Menu to 100, 0
        SetWindowPos(m_hWndStart, IntPtr.Zero, 100, 0, 0, 0, SWP_NOSIZE)
    End Sub

End Class

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Full Code that u want, Try it

Imports System.Runtime.InteropServices
Public Class Form1

    <DllImport("user32.dll")> _
    Public Shared Function MoveWindow(ByVal hWnd As IntPtr, ByVal x As Integer, ByVal y As Integer, ByVal nWidth As Integer, ByVal nHeight As Integer, ByVal bRepaint As Boolean) As Boolean
    End Function

    <DllImport("user32.dll", SetLastError:=True)> _
    Public Shared Function SetWindowPos(ByVal hWnd As IntPtr, ByVal hWndInsertAfter As IntPtr, ByVal X As Integer, ByVal Y As Integer, ByVal cx As Integer, ByVal cy As Integer, ByVal uFlags As UInt32) As Boolean
    End Function

    <DllImport("user32.dll")> _
    Public Shared Function FindWindowEx(ByVal hWnd As IntPtr, ByVal hWndChild As IntPtr, ByVal lpszClassName As String, ByVal lpszWindow As String) As IntPtr
    End Function

    <DllImport("user32.dll")> _
    Public Shared Function ShowWindow(ByVal hWnd As IntPtr, ByVal nCmdShow As Int32) As Int32
    End Function
    Public Shared ReadOnly SWP_NOSIZE As UInt32 = Convert.ToUInt32(&H1)    'Ignore Width and Height

    Private m_hWndStart As IntPtr
    Private m_hWndTaskBar As IntPtr

    Private Sub Button1_Click(ByVal sender As System.Object, ByVal e As System.EventArgs) Handles Button1.Click

        m_hWndTaskBar = FindWindowEx(IntPtr.Zero, IntPtr.Zero, "Shell_TrayWnd", vbNullString)
        m_hWndStart = FindWindowEx(m_hWndTaskBar, IntPtr.Zero, "BUTTON", vbNullString)

        'Move the Start Menu to 100, 0
        SetWindowPos(m_hWndStart, IntPtr.Zero, 100, 0, 0, 0, SWP_NOSIZE)
    End Sub

End Class

thank you so much this was where i was searching for :D i have only question can you move the start button and start menu seperatly?

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