Using Win32 functions in Visual FoxPro Image Gallery
Message and Message Queue
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BroadcastSystemMessage
GetQueueStatus
MQCloseQueue
MQDeleteQueue
MQHandleToFormatName
MQOpenQueue
MQPathNameToFormatName
MQPurgeQueue
PeekMessage
PostMessage
PostQuitMessage
SendMessage
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Accessing Adobe Reader 7.0 main menu from VFP application
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Controlling master audio volume by sending WM_APPCOMMAND messages
Creating irregularly shaped FoxPro form using transparency color key
Detecting changes in connections to removable drives (VFP9)
Displaying hypertext links with the SysLink control (VFP9, Comctl32.dll)
Displaying the associated icons and descriptions for files and folders
Enumerating devices installed on the local machine
Extended MessageBox Class
How to change the name and the size of the font in the MessageBox dialog
How to control Adobe Reader 9.0 (SDI mode) from VFP application
How to disable the Windows Clipboard (VFP9)
How to drag a Form not using its Titlebar or Caption
How to draw custom Window Caption on FoxPro form
How to start the screen saver and how to find whether the screen saver is active
How to view icons stored in executable files (Icon Viewer) - II
How to view system icons for the classes installed on the local machine
Moving shortcut to a specified position on the Windows Desktop
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Round FoxPro form
System Image List Viewer
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Using Month Calendar Control (VFP9, Comctl32.dll)
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Using WM_COPYDATA for interprocess communication (VFP9)
Windows Shell Icons displayed and exported to ICO files (Vista)
Round FoxPro form

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  • Creating irregularly shaped FoxPro form using transparency color key
  • How to draw a custom Window Caption on FoxPro form
  • A way to make a transparent area in a form -- a hole in the form
  • An alternative way of setting Form.Closable to False
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    2369 bytes  
    Created: 2001-09-09 12:00:00  
    Modified: 2011-12-10 09:20:22  
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    Listed functions:
    CreateEllipticRgn
    DeleteObject
    GetFocus
    GetSystemMetrics
    ReleaseCapture
    SendMessage
    SetWindowRgn
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    Although this form has no visible title bar, you can still move it by clicking and dragging at any point beyond controls.

    Read MSDN article How to Move a Form that Has No Titlebar or Caption.

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    With the SetLayeredWindowAttributes function, parts of the form with the same color can be cut off. Note that the frame of the form still must be removed using Region API calls.

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    Visual FoxPro 8.0 Samples: Creating Irregularly Shaped Windows Sample.

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    In .NET, the Region property of Form object allows to create irregular forms without directly calling API functions.
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