How is a window like the MS OFFICE Suite Tools Bar created?

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    How is a window like the MS OFFICE Suite Tools Bar created?

    Hi There,

    How is a window like the MS OFFICE Suite Tools Bar created at the right side of the windows desktop? For this kind of window, all other windows always are laid out side by side with it even if other windows are maximized. It keeps not overlapped by them. Can this kind of windows be created with CreateWindowEx function?

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    When creating objects in windows, there is a property that allows the window to always remain on top. This value can be editted in many programs like WinAmp, Trillian... etc.
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    Yes, this property is WS_EX_TOPMOST, but it overlaps on the top of other windows when others maximize. It does not lay side by side with other windows.

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    Hmm... I can't help you with that one.

    You might get a better answer if you post this in the "Windows Programming" forum.
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    This kind of windows not just defines itself behaviours, but also changes other windows' too. It likes very much the windows TASK BAR.

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