Function Reference


_WinAPI_SetParent

Changes the parent window of the specified child window

#include <WinAPI.au3>
_WinAPI_SetParent ( $hWndChild, $hWndParent )

Parameters

$hWndChild Window handle of child window
$hWndParent Handle to the new parent window. If 0, the desktop window becomes the new parent window.

Return Value

Success: A handle to the previous parent window
Failure: 0, call _WinAPI_GetLastError() to get extended error information

Remarks

An application can use the SetParent function to set the parent window of a pop-up, overlapped, or child
window. The new parent window and the child window must belong to the same application.

See Also

Search SetParent in MSDN Library.

Example

#include <GUIConstantsEx.au3>
#include <WinAPI.au3>
#include <WindowsConstants.au3>

Local $hParent = WinGetHandle('[CLASS:Progman;TITLE:Program Manager]')

Local $hForm = GUICreate('Test ' & StringReplace(@ScriptName, '.au3', '()'), 400, 400, 100, 100, -1, $WS_EX_TOOLWINDOW)

; Attach window to the desktop (always on bottom)
_WinAPI_SetParent($hForm, $hParent)

GUISetState(@SW_SHOWNOACTIVATE)

Do
Until GUIGetMsg() = $GUI_EVENT_CLOSE