Show/Hide Desktop Icons

This code uses API calls to Hide/Unhide icons on the desktop. Put this code in a Module. Then Call these functions when needed! This code uses FindWindowEx & ShowWindow API Calls to do the job.

API Declarations:

Private Declare Function FindWindowEx Lib "user32" Alias "FindWindowExA" (ByVal hWnd1 As Long, ByVal hWnd2 As Long, ByVal lpsz1 As String, ByVal lpsz2 As String) As Long
Private Declare Function ShowWindow Lib "user32" (ByVal hwnd As Long, ByVal nCmdShow As Long) As Long

Function DesktopIconsShow()
    Dim hwnd As Long
    hwnd = FindWindowEx(0&, 0&, "Progman", vbNullString)
    ShowWindow hwnd, 5
End Function

Function DesktopIconsHide()
    Dim hwnd As Long
    hwnd = FindWindowEx(0&, 0&, "Progman", vbNullString)
    ShowWindow hwnd, 0
End Function

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Adil Hussain Raza Adil is doing MCS from Virtual University Of Pakistan. He is working as a software developer for 3 years. He has developed several customized commercial software in Haroon Abad City for various cli...

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