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    Locating A Window Handle For...

    How do i go about locating the window handle for the window that is on top. It doesnt necessarily have focus, however its the "top" window. If i have 10 windows open, one of them is going to be considered on the top of the pile and not overlapped by any other windows. Thanks for your time guys.

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    Lightbulb Suggestion :)

    I think you are looking for the GetWindowLong() function. I can't think of the parameters right now, but you can check http://msdn.microsoft.com/library/ and search for it. I believe it has a parameter for finding the top window.

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    or GetTopWindow(NULL);
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    Ill give them a shot, thanks for the replys guys.

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    FYB, when I try to max the hwnd returned by GetTopWindow it crashes explorer, as per another thread. Any thoughts on what window its trying to return, like is it returning the hwnd for the desktop or start menu or something weird that shouldnt be maximized? Thanks.

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