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Hi there!

I'm looking for a way to position my gui above the taskbar,

I already have it located in the lower right corner using @DesktopHeight & @DesktopHeight.

But my client is exactly above the taskbar while at a friends computer it positions itself a bit underneath the taskbar which makes some buttons unfunctional.


How can I retreive the taskbar size?


Thank you in advance!

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Global $aTaskbar = WinGetPos("[CLASS:Shell_TrayWnd;INSTANCE:1]", "") 



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Look in my Toast UDF - the _Toast_Locate function shows how I determine the taskbar position and location by getting the available workarea size via a SystemParametersInfoW call. :)


Any of my own code posted anywhere on the forum is available for use by others without any restriction of any kind._______My UDFs:


ArrayMultiColSort ---- Sort arrays on multiple columns
ChooseFileFolder ---- Single and multiple selections from specified path treeview listing
Date_Time_Convert -- Easily convert date/time formats, including the language used
ExtMsgBox --------- A highly customisable replacement for MsgBox
GUIExtender -------- Extend and retract multiple sections within a GUI
GUIFrame ---------- Subdivide GUIs into many adjustable frames
GUIListViewEx ------- Insert, delete, move, drag, sort, edit and colour ListView items
GUITreeViewEx ------ Check/clear parent and child checkboxes in a TreeView
Marquee ----------- Scrolling tickertape GUIs
NoFocusLines ------- Remove the dotted focus lines from buttons, sliders, radios and checkboxes
Notify ------------- Small notifications on the edge of the display
Scrollbars ----------Automatically sized scrollbars with a single command
StringSize ---------- Automatically size controls to fit text
Toast -------------- Small GUIs which pop out of the notification area


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Post your code...

Why do you need my code, Within my question there is nothing that requires you to review my code.

I used a blank file to test the above posted codes..


I will look into it! Thank you.

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I've been looking into your UDF, Although I can see toast_locate I can't really seem to find the exact command that reads the taskbar size/position

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From Melba's Toast UDF :

#Include <Array.au3> ; just for _ArrayDiplay

If @AutoItVersion < "" Then
    $tWorkArea = DllStructCreate("long Left;long Top;long Right;long Bottom")
    $tWorkArea = DllStructCreate("struct;long Left;long Top;long Right;long Bottom;endstruct")

DllCall("user32.dll", "bool", "SystemParametersInfoW", "uint", 48, "uint", 0, "ptr", DllStructGetPtr($tWorkArea), "uint", 0)
If @error Then Return SetError(2, 0, -1)
Local $aWorkArea[4] = [DllStructGetData($tWorkArea, "Left"), DllStructGetData($tWorkArea, "Top"), _
        DllStructGetData($tWorkArea, "Right"), DllStructGetData($tWorkArea, "Bottom")]


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Same idea...

$hGui = GuiCreate("test")

$WorkAera = _GetWorkArea()
WinMove($hGui, "", $WorkAera[0], $WorkAera[1], $WorkAera[4], $WorkAera[5])

While GUIGetMsg() <> -3

Func _GetWorkArea()
    Local $Area[6]
    Local $StartRect = DllStructCreate("int[4]")
    Local $PStartRect = DllStructGetPtr($StartRect)
    DllCall("user32.dll", "int", "SystemParametersInfo", "int", 48, "int", 0, "ptr", $PStartRect, "int", 0)
    $Area[0] = DllStructGetData($StartRect,1,1)
    $Area[1] = DllStructGetData($StartRect,1,2)
    $Area[2] = DllStructGetData($StartRect,1,3)
    $Area[3] = DllStructGetData($StartRect,1,4)
    $Area[4] = $Area[2] - $Area[0]
    $Area[5] = $Area[3] - $Area[1]
    Return $Area
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