Use Windows API Calls to Create Windows of Different Shapes

You can create windows of different shapes using windows API calls in Visual Basic. Use the API Text Viewer tool to see all the API functions available for use in VB.

The functions to used are: CreateEllipticRgn, CreateRoundRectRgn, SetWindowRgn. The code here demonstrates creating an elliptical/ rounded rectangular window. Comment/uncomment the appropriate call to the CreateRgn method to change the shape of the window.

Follow these instructions:

1) Open a new VB standard Exe project.

2) Paste the following code in a standard bas module (definitions of the API functions used in this code can be obtained from the API Text Viewer tool):

 Public Declare Function SetWindowRgn Lib

Share the Post:
Share on facebook
Share on twitter
Share on linkedin


The Latest

microsoft careers

Top Careers at Microsoft

Microsoft has gained its position as one of the top companies in the world, and Microsoft careers are flourishing. This multinational company is efficiently developing popular software and computers with other consumer electronics. It is a dream come true for so many people to acquire a high paid, high-prestige job

your company's audio

4 Areas of Your Company Where Your Audio Really Matters

Your company probably relies on audio more than you realize. Whether you’re creating a spoken text message to a colleague or giving a speech, you want your audio to shine. Otherwise, you could cause avoidable friction points and potentially hurt your brand reputation. For example, let’s say you create a

chrome os developer mode

How to Turn on Chrome OS Developer Mode

Google’s Chrome OS is a popular operating system that is widely used on Chromebooks and other devices. While it is designed to be simple and user-friendly, there are times when users may want to access additional features and functionality. One way to do this is by turning on Chrome OS