Shell.MinimizeAll method

Minimizes all of the windows on the desktop. This method has the same effect as right-clicking the taskbar and selecting Minimize All Windows on older systems or clicking the Show Desktop icon in the Quick Launch area of the taskbar in Windows 2000 or Windows XP.

Syntax

iRetVal = Shell.MinimizeAll()

Shell.MinimizeAll() As Integer

Parameters

This method has no parameters.

Examples

The following example shows MinimizeAll in use. Proper usage is shown for JScript, VBScript, and Visual Basic.

JScript:

<script language="JScript">
    function fnShellMinimizeAllJ()
    {
        var objShell = new ActiveXObject("shell.application");
        
        objShell.MinimizeAll();
    }
</script>

VBScript:

<script language="VBScript">
    function fnShellMinimizeAllVB()
        dim objShell
        
        set objShell = CreateObject("shell.application")
        objShell.MinimizeAll

        set objShell = nothing
    end function
 </script>

Visual Basic:

Private Sub fnShellMinimizeAllVB()
    Dim objShell As Shell

    Set objShell = New Shell
    objShell.MinimizeAll

    Set objShell = Nothing
End Sub

Requirements

Minimum supported client
Windows 2000 Professional, Windows XP [desktop apps only]
Minimum supported server
Windows 2000 Server [desktop apps only]
Header
Shldisp.h
IDL
Shldisp.idl
DLL
Shell32.dll (version 4.71 or later)

See also

Shell

UndoMinimizeALL