Show Desktop

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Github (C#)

Description:

This is an application to replace the old Show Desktop Button, functionally all this application does is use the windows API to send LWin+D and the exits, it simple and sweet, but when pinned next to the start button it serves the desired effect.

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Notable Code:

This application makes use of two different 3rd party products
inputsimulator – http://inputsimulator.codeplex.com/ (included in Source)
Input simulator is a wrapper for Pinvoke, and makes using the windows API much simpler

ILMerge – http://research.microsoft.com/en-us/people/mbarnett/ilmerge.aspx (included in source)
ILMerge allows for multiple assemblies to be combined into a single exe

Note the commented out section was an attempt to use the method suggested by Microsoft, but in reality Shell.Application.MinimizeAll does not produce the same behavior as Lwin+D