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How to detect when the Windows Taskbar is moved (Views: 100)


Problem/Question/Abstract:

Is it possible to detect when the Windows taskbar's position has been changed (moved or resized)? I'm sure you could just hook it and grab its messages (ABM_...), but is there a less involved way?

Answer:

The taskbar broadcasts a WM_SETTINGCHANGE message when it changes size or position.

private

procedure WMSettingChange(var msg: TWMSettingChange); message WM_SETTINGCHANGE;

procedure TForm1.WMSettingChange(var msg: TWMSettingChange);
var
  r: TRect;
begin
  if msg.Section <> nil then
    if StrIComp(msg.section, 'windows') = 0 then
    begin
      SystemParametersInfo(SPI_GETWORKAREA, 0, @r, 0);
      memo1.lines.add(format('Workarea is %d, %d:%d, %d', [r.left, r.top, r.right,
        r.bottom]));
    end;
end;

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