GetDesktopWindow function

Retrieves a handle to the desktop window. The desktop window covers the entire screen. The desktop window is the area on top of which other windows are painted.

Syntax

HWND GetDesktopWindow(

);

Parameters

This function has no parameters.

Return Value

Type: Type: HWND

The return value is a handle to the desktop window.

Requirements

   
Minimum supported client Windows 2000 Professional [desktop apps only]
Minimum supported server Windows 2000 Server [desktop apps only]
Target Platform Windows
Header winuser.h (include Windows.h)
Library User32.lib
DLL User32.dll

See Also

Conceptual

GetWindow

Reference

Windows