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Language: VB5,VB6
Expertise: Intermediate
Sep 15, 2001

GetDesktopVisible - Determine whether the desktop is visible

' Determine whether the desktop is visible
' Note: requires the GetRegistryValue routine, you can find it in the CodeBank
' Example:
'   MsgBox "desktop is visible: " & GetDesktopVisible

Public Function GetDesktopVisible() As Boolean
    Const HKEY_CURRENT_USER = &H80000001
    GetDesktopVisible = Not CBool(GetRegistryValue(HKEY_CURRENT_USER, _
        "Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Explorer", _
        "NoDesktop"))
End Function
Marco Bellinaso
 
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