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This article describes how to use the WindowState property from within a Microsoft PowerPoint macro.
The WindowState property stores information about the window such as whether the Window is maximized, minimized, or normal. Two types of windows use the WindowState property: ActiveWindow (the presentation) and Application (PowerPoint). The following constants are used to describe the different window states.
WindowState ConstantsThe WindowState can be one of the following three ppWindowState constants:
Name of Constant Description ---------------- ----------- ppWindowMaximized Specifies that the window is maximized. ppWindowMinimized Specifies that the window is minimized. ppWindowNormal Specifies the window is neither maximized nor minimized.
Retrieving a WindowStateMicrosoft provides programming examples for illustration only, without warranty either expressed or implied. This includes, but is not limited to, the implied warranties of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose. This article assumes that you are familiar with the programming language that is being demonstrated and with the tools that are used to create and to debug procedures. Microsoft support engineers can help explain the functionality of a particular procedure, but they will not modify these examples to provide added functionality or construct procedures to meet your specific requirements. The following sample Microsoft Visual Basic for Applications code retrieves the current WindowState of the ActiveWindow and the application.
The WindowState property is a Long data type. So, the two variables (lPowerPointWindowState and lActiveWindowState) are declared as longs.
NOTE: The lower case "l" is used at the beginning of the variable names to indicate that they are long data types.
Setting a WindowStateThe following Visual Basic example sets a WindowState for the ActiveWindow and for PowerPoint.
NOTE: You can only set the WindowState of a presentation that is currently the ActiveWindow.
To determine whether a WindowState is a particular state, you can add the following code to your macro:
This code example changes the WindowState only if the ActiveWindow is not already minimized. If the ActiveWindow is minimized, the code continues after the End If statement.
For additional information about getting help with Visual Basic for Applications, please see the following article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
(http://support.microsoft.com/kb/163435/EN-US/ )VBA: Programming Resources for Visual Basic for Applications
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