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Win32 API - Minimizing Acrobat Exchange

July 10, 1999


How to minimise Acrobat Exchange.

This code sample is posted here for the general benefit of the PDF development community. Attribution and usage guidelines are as noted in the code source; please respect the wishes of the author when using this code.

[snip - declarations etc...]

    ' Get hWnd to Acrobat Exchange

    ' Get handle to desktop window

    hWndDesktop = GetDesktopWindow()

    ' Find handle to acrobat exchange window

    hWndExchange = GetTopWindow(hWndDesktop)

    ' Check title bar of window to determine if it is the correct one

    AcrobatTitle = String(16, 0)

    GetWindowText hWndExchange, AcrobatTitle, 17

    ' Cycle through all top level windows until Acrobat Exchange window is found

While AcrobatTitle <> "Acrobat Exchange"

        hWndExchange = GetNextWindow(hWndExchange, GW_HWNDNEXT)

    If hWndExchange = 0 Then
            hWndExchange = GetTopWindow(hWndDesktop)

        End If

        GetWindowText hWndExchange, AcrobatTitle, 17


    ' Minimise the Acrobat Exchange window

    SendMessage hWndExchange, WM_SYSCOMMAND, SC_MINIMIZE, 0

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