explorer: improve ABM_GETTASKBARPOS stub

Dmitry Timoshkov dmitry at codeweavers.com
Sun Dec 7 22:36:45 CST 2008

"Vincent Povirk" <madewokherd+8cd9 at gmail.com> wrote:

> I'll assume you mean something like this:
> 1. Look for a difference between the workarea bottom and the screen
> bottom. If there is one, assume the taskbar is there.
> 2. Check the other sides similarly.

Yes, I ment something like that.

> 3. If workarea == screen rect, lie.

No, report that there is no a taskbar.

> That will often be wrong, and there's no clear benefit to doing that
> over lieing consistently. The one program I know of that relies on
> ABM_GETTASKBARPOS, rapid uploader, apparently worked fine when it was
> an alias of GetWindowRect (which is completely braindead). I cannot
> think of any legitimate use for the information returned by this api.

Then there is no point in sending such an "improvement".


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