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GetClassInfo (user32)

C# Signature:

[DllImport("user32.dll", SetLastError = true)]
static extern Boolean GetClassInfoEx(IntPtr hInstance, String lpClassName, ref WNDCLASSEX lpWndClass);

VB.NET Signature:

<DllImport("user32", SetLastError:=True)> _
Private Shared Function GetClassInfoEx(hInstance As IntPtr, lpClassName As String, ByRef lpWndClass As WNDCLASSEX) As Boolean
End Function

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Be sure to set cbSize member of WNDCLASSEX structure before calling the GetClassInfoEx function.

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Sample Code:

IntPtr hinstance = Marshal.GetHINSTANCE(GetType().Module);
String className = "Required Class Name";
WNDCLASSEX wndClass = new WNDCLASSEX { cbSize = (uint)Marshal.SizeOf(typeof(WNDCLASSEX)) };

if (GetClassInfoEx(hinstance, className, ref wndClass))
   // Class exists

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