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Windows Taskbar Wrapper Class - C#

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Modified on Tue, Apr 24, 2012, 12:01 PM by Administrator Categorized as Windows API, ┬ĚNet Framework
using System.Runtime.InteropServices;

public static class Taskbar
{
    [DllImport("user32.dll")]
    private static extern int FindWindow(string className, string windowText);
    [DllImport("user32.dll")]
    private static extern int ShowWindow(int hwnd, int command);

    private const int SW_HIDE = 0;
    private const int SW_SHOW = 1;

    private static int _taskbarHandle;
    private static int _startButtonHandle;

    static Taskbar()
    {
        _taskbarHandle = FindWindow("Shell_TrayWnd", "");
        _startButtonHandle = FindWindow("Button", "Start");
    }

    public static void Show()
    {
        ShowWindow(_taskbarHandle, SW_SHOW);
        ShowWindow(_startButtonHandle, SW_SHOW);
    }

    public static void Hide()
    {
        ShowWindow(_taskbarHandle, SW_HIDE);
        ShowWindow(_startButtonHandle, SW_HIDE);
    }
}

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