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Stored procedures
Allows you to find out and modify the level of gray for the windows that use the DDW feature (Dim Disabled Windows).
The DDW feature is used to automatically gray the inactive windows. See Dim disabled windows for more details.
// -- Project initialization
// Modify the rate of gray
// Enable the DDW feature for all the application windows

Finding out the rate of gray Hide the details

<Result> = WinRateDDW()
<Result>: Integer
Current rate of gray (between 0 and 100). The default rate of gray is set to 18%.

Modifying the rate of gray Hide the details

<Result> = WinRateDDW(<Rate of gray>)
<Result>: Integer
Rate of gray before modification (between 0 and 100).
<Rate of gray>: Integer
New rate of gray (between 0 and 100). The maximum value (100) will be used if the specified value is greater than 100. WinRateDDW will have no effect if a value less than 0 is specified. The default rate of gray is set to 18%.

Configuration of the end-user computers

Depending on the configuration of the end-user computers, the DDW feature may have no effect.
Indeed, the DDW feature is affected by the characteristics of the video card, the speed of the processor, ...
If a problem occurs, ask the end users to update the driver of their video card.
Remark: To operate, the end-user computers must:
  • have a display mode greater than 256 colors.
  • be in 32-bit or 64-bit mode.
  • be running Windows 2000 or later.
  • use the maximum level of "Hardware acceleration" for the video card (advanced display properties of the computer).

Enabling the DDW feature (DDW)

To enable or disable the DDW feature, use WinActivateDDW.
Component : wd250obj.dll
Minimum version required
  • Version 10
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