IDeskBand interface (shobjidl_core.h)

Used to obtain information about a band object.

Important  You should use thumbnail toolbars in new development in place of desk bands, which are not supported as of Windows 7.


The IDeskBand interface inherits from IDockingWindow. IDeskBand also has these types of members:


The IDeskBand interface has these methods.


Gets state information for a band object.


This interface also provides the methods of the IOleWindow and IDockingWindow interfaces, from which it inherits.

When to Implement

Implement IDeskBand if you are implementing a band object.

When to Use

You do not call this interface directly. IDeskBand is used by the Shell or the browser to obtain display information for a band object.


Requirement Value
Minimum supported client Windows 2000 Professional, Windows XP [desktop apps only]
Minimum supported server Windows 2000 Server [desktop apps only]
Target Platform Windows
Header shobjidl_core.h

See also

Creating Custom Explorer Bars, Tool Bands, and Desk Bands