Windows 7 gave us some nice and useful little eye-catchers in the taskbar. Those are available using the Windows shell interfaces ITaskbarList3 and ITaskbarList4. But alas, how can a Delphi developer incorporate these in his applications?

“Have you ever seen the rain (on your background image through a Delphi window)?” Ok, sorry to all the Creedence Clearwater Revival fans out there . Today we wanna talk about how to achieve translucent Delphi windows with Windows Vista. I know this does not sound like a big deal for all the lucky owners [...]

How to get the process of a window?

This answer is very easy – just use GetWindowThreadProcessId JWA declares it as followed: function GetWindowThreadProcessId(hWnd: HWND; lpdwProcessId: LPDWORD): DWORD; stdcall; The function returns an identifier (not a handle) and also may set lpdwProcessId to the identifier (again not a handle!) if it is not nil. Be aware that identifiers aren’t handles, so you must [...]

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