Creating an Active Desktop Window

Roger Upole rupole at
Wed May 17 06:44:09 CEST 2006

rodmc wrote:
> Hi,
> Does anyone know how I can create  an Active Desktop window from within
> a Python script? It would also be good to know how to refresh that
> window and nothing else.
> At present I have an application which writes to a file which is read
> by the Active Desktop (embeded IE), then a refresh command is issued
> which refreshes the whole screen. This is a bit clumsy and also the
> user needs to manually set up the Active Desktop component.
> I have been looking around for some solutions to this and as of today
> my book on PyWin32 has still not arrived.
> Thanks in advance for any pointers.
> Best,
> rod

The ActiveDesktop interfaces aren't in Pywin32 yet, but
they should be in the next release, as part of the


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