Minimize All Windows Except Yours (in Qt)

You can use the little piece of magic in this post to minimize all programs and windows except yours in Qt (C++)

First add this to your .PRO (qmake project) file:

LIBS += -lOle32

Then add this to your main window header:

#include "Shldisp.h"

Finally paste this anywhere in your program to allow only your program to remain in the screen:

IShellDispatch4* shell_disp = NULL;
HRESULT sc = CoCreateInstance(CLSID_Shell, NULL, CLSCTX_SERVER, IID_IDispatch, (LPVOID*)& shell_disp);
sc = shell_disp->ToggleDesktop();

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