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    GetDesktopWindow()

    Code:
    	RECT desktop_rect;
    
    	GetWindowRect(GetDesktopWindow(), &desktop_rect);
    My PC has two monitors - each of which is 1600x1200. Therefore I expected the above code to return a rectangle of 3200x1200 for my desktop window. However, it only returned 1600x1200. What have I done wrong...
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    Re: GetDesktopWindow()

    This is by design with compatibility with older applications. It always returns the rectangle of the primary monitor. You need to call EnumDisplayMonitors() to get information about each monitor.

    Have a look here: http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/libr...(v=vs.85).aspx.
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    Re: GetDesktopWindow()

    This Virtual Screen Coordinates essay can also help...
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    Re: GetDesktopWindow()

    Thanks. I was able to fix it after reading those articles
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