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Date: 2009feb20
Platform: win32

Q.  How can I get the device context (DC) of the desktop?

A.  This does it:

inline HDC GetDesktopDC() { return GetWindowDC(GetDesktopWindow()); }
Its handy if you want want to draw on the desktop or if have window-less application (or DLL) that requires a valid DC for something.