Sets the windows show state.
void ShowWindow(); // Activates the window and displays it in its current size and position
One of the following:
SW_FORCEMINIMIZE:Windows 2000/XP: Minimizes a window, even if the thread that owns the window is not responding. This flag should only be used when minimizing windows from a different thread.
SW_HIDE:Hides the window and activates another window.
SW_MAXIMIZE:Maximizes the specified window.
SW_MINIMIZE:Minimizes the specified window and activates the next top-level window in the Z order.
SW_RESTORE:Activates and displays the window. If the window is minimized or maximized, the system restores it to its original size and position. An application should specify this flag when restoring a minimized window.
SW_SHOW:Activates the window and displays it in its current size and position.
SW_SHOWDEFAULT:Sets the show state based on the SW_ value specified in the STARTUPINFO structure passed to the CreateProcess function by the program that started the application.
SW_SHOWMAXIMIZED:Activates the window and displays it as a maximized window.
SW_SHOWMINIMIZED:Activates the window and displays it as a minimized window.
SW_SHOWMINNOACTIVE:Displays the window as a minimized window. This value is similar to
SW_SHOWMINIMIZED, except the window is not activated.
SW_SHOWNA:Displays the window in its current size and position. This value is similar to
SW_SHOW, except the window is not activated.
SW_SHOWNOACTIVATE:Displays a window in its most recent size and position. This value is similar to
SW_SHOWNORMAL, except the window is not activated.
SW_SHOWNORMAL:Activates and displays a window. If the window is minimized or maximized, the system restores it to its original
This method replicates the Win32 API method ShowWindow(). It is typically used to activate and show a top level window.
Control notepad_window = FindTopWindow("Untitled - Notepad");
notepad_window.ShowWindow(ShowWindowCodes.SW_SHOWNORMAL); // activate and show window