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Find the taskbar and system tray window handles

   

The task bar is a top level window which has class name "Shell_TrayWnd". We can find it using the Windows FindWindow API function as follows:

function TaskbarHandle: THandle;
begin
  Result := FindWindow('Shell_TrayWnd', nil);
end;

The system tray is a child window of the task bar which has class name "TrayNotifyWnd". Because it's a child window, we need to use the FindWindowEx Windows API function, passing the task bar's handle as the parent:

function TrayHandle: THandle;
begin
  Result := FindWindowEx(TaskbarHandle, 0, 'TrayNotifyWnd', nil);
end;
Author: Peter Johnson
Contributor: Peter Johnson
Added: 2007-08-14
Last updated: 2013-10-12

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