I wondered how you created the start button in windows 8. I tried many things,
but did not came to a result. Could you please explain how you reserved space
for the start button? I have a functional Shell_TrayWnd hook, but I don't know
how to go further. I also racked google, but I could not find anything useful
for windows 8.
It's a secret! No, not really. This is an open-source project after all :) You
can download the sources from the Files section.
The taskbar has a rebar inside it, which hosts the individual bands. I have
subclassed both the tasbkar and the rebar, and I control the rebar's position
and size to leave enough room for the start button. Look at
Well, I have browsed through the source code, but could not get a clue about
what you're doing :) But thanks for the information, now I have a further
point to look for in classicshell source :) BTW: Great thing you did ;)
Well, I have copied parts of your code. It was the SubclassRebarProc and the
But I changed the line to SetWindowSubclass(g_Rebar,SubclassRebarProc,0,0);
It does not give the expected result, still the taskbar is not reacting.
I have not done much with windows api functions... MAybe you can give me some
hint. The GetLastErrorFunction returns 0.
Here is what ive done right now:
Well, you still haven't described what you are trying to do.
But just a guess, SetWindowSubclass needs to be called from the same thread as
the one handling the window. Are you sure you are calling it from the right
Thanks for your quick reply :) That's what I read while I racked Google again
:) So I am implementing a hook now :)
Is it possible to debug the DLL although it is running by another process?
Yes, you can attach a debugger to any running process.
Okay, that's the way I thought to do it :) I am doing the following:
But this does not happen. No errors occuring. What can I do to recognize if
the hook is really running?
Greetz and thank you for your great help
//UPDATE: Here is the code of the three files I'm using:
You still haven't disclosed what is it you are after.
I want to create a button in the start bar starting an application by clicking
on it! But first target is to reserve space for it! ;)
You don't have a tip for me yet?
Nope, sorry. What you are trying to do requires a lot of knowledge and
experience. I don't have the time to educate you or troubleshoot your code.