making a absolute overlapped window, even overlap games

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    making a absolute overlapped window, even overlap games

    Code:
    	hwnd = CreateWindowEx(
    		 WS_EX_TOPMOST ,
    		"myWindowClass",
    		"The title of my window",
    		WS_OVERLAPPEDWINDOW,
    		CW_USEDEFAULT, CW_USEDEFAULT, 240, 120,
    		NULL , NULL, hInstance, NULL);
    	
    	
    	
    	
    	
    	SetWindowPos(hwnd,HWND_TOPMOST,0,0,0,0,SWP_NOOWNERZORDER);

    how do i make an absolute overlapping window that overlaps everything, even games like "call of duty" that insist on overlapping all other windows? i need to create a overlapped desktop timer for the cybercafe where games can see the time remaining before they have to pay up. the above code overlaps most window but not the games ones

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    You won't be able to do that for a Direct-X game - as you already know.
    Direct-X games have direct access to the video ram and can change screen resolutions, etc...

    I would ask the folks over in the Game programming forum or search the web for similiar apps that game players have developed.

    gg

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