Windows 8 Metro desktop switching program

Budget $30 - $250 USD
Bids 6
Average Bid $283
Status Closed

I need a program that will run in Windows 8 and monitor as soon as it detects that metro or a metro app has focus. When it does, it should automatically switch to the desktop. The program should loop every 500 milliseconds.

I will be running this app from my app only when I need the desktop to always have focus. I will close your app when I know longer need this to occur.

Your program should write two DWORD values to the registry on startup. The key is "HKLM\SOFTWARE\Olien"

1. the process id (handle) of the application should be written to the value name "hMetroApp"

2. the main window handle should be written to the value name "hMetroWin"

3. the registry should be the same key for 32 or 64 bit Windows. In other words, I shouldn't need to specify "\WOW6432Node" in my app when I'm trying to read the two values above.

My preferred language for this program are (in order):

PowerBuilder 10.5

VB Script

Visual Basic



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  • adiconstantin80 Profile Picture


    Bucharest,  Romania

    I am a .NET Programmer with 10+ years of experience in developing from small specialized tools to rich and complex desktop and web applications, all built upon MS SQL Server (from 2005 to 2008 R2). For the following period of time, I would like to improve the skills acquired so far and also to acquire a deep knowledge of the new projects I will work on.

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    toronto,  Canada


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    Rzeszow,  Poland

    PowerBuilder and RDBMS specialist

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    Akurana,  Sri Lanka

    Developer with proven experience in developing software applications, creating software installers and coding Office add-ins. Recognized by employers as a personable, dedicated performer who demonstrates innovation, communication, and teamwork to ensure quality, timely project completion. 1). Developing software applications in Windows 2). Creating Installers for applications, plugins, add-ins and web browser extensions (for Windows, MAC OS, Linux and Sun Solaris) 3). Programming Microsoft Office Add-Ins (both in Windows and MAC OS) 4). Testing software and web applications

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    Dhaka,  Bangladesh

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    Curico,  Chile

    Hello! My name is Erwin and I am a civil computer engineer from Chile, if you have a challenge involving electronics, coding and/or mechanical stuff, contact me (better if it is fun and challenging!). I am especially interested on 3d printing, Arduino, C#, Windows, robots, embedded devices, Kinect, automation, tricks/cracks, math and all those goodness.