Deployment :: Show Program Tray Icon In The System Tray

Jan 3, 2010

my program has a tray icon and i want it to show up in the system tray. so i went into my windows notification area and set it to show icon for my app. But when my app update to a new version with clickonce, it will think its a new app and i have to set it again. Is there a way that it will treat all new version as the same program and i dont have to keep setting it?


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I've seen loads of programs that use an icon in the system tray to let you interact with a windows service that is running on your machine but I am curious as to how this works. As I understand it, unless a service marks itself as 'interactive' then it has no way to communicate with the user's desktop and doing so is discouraged by MS (and even causes an alternate desktop to appear temporarily in Server 2008 in some cases). So I want to try and avoid doing this but I cant think how else I would do it, and even if I marked my service as interactive I'm not too sure how I could actually get it to show a notification icon in the system tray.

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But I also have a button to send my program to the System tray like so:
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It doesn't work while its a notify icon

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I'm trying to create a program that when I press the X or _ buttons on the form it minimizes to the notification area(system tray). I did find some stuff but didn't understand were to put the code I just have some basic knowledge in What I read was something about the formclosing event

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and well it sort of works to what I want but don't know were to go from there.. what I read from another post was that I had to do something with "NotifyIcon Class" but still didn't know what to do with that or where to put the code.

Basically what I want the program to do is minimize to system tray and a tooltip will pop up when I hover my mouse over it and display something that I want. Also when I right click the icon I would like some options to be displayed so that I could program it to close.

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How do catch key event (short cut keys like alt+d,Ctrl+u) when a program running in system tray ?

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recently been working on an application and added a minimize to tray feature. An update to the program made it so I could run multiple instances of the application without them interfering with each other. Which is great and what I had planned. BUT now when more than 1 instance of the application is running I have two notify(tray)icons on the system tray.My question is how, if its even possible, would I make both minimize into the same tray icon and just add a contextmenuitem to the right click menu (listing the name of the windows that are minimized). I hope thats not too confusing.I know how to add the contextmenuitems that won't be an issue once I can figure out how to get the windowstate of the other instance of the application.

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I'm trying to dynamically change the click event of my tray icon balloon and remove it in the handler. This is the line in the handler:


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This is the warning I get:


The 'AddressOf' expression has no effect in this context because the method argument to 'AddressOf' requires a relaxed conversion to the delegate type of the event. Assign the 'AddressOf' expression to a variable, and use the variable to add or remove the method as the handler.

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My FormLoad event contains a simple line which is Me.Hide. Then I make the tray icon visible so the application can be shown if the user needs it. However, the Me.Hide statement doesn't work during the form load procedure. It seems to work fine after the form has been loaded. So, my question is, how can I simply stop the form from becoming visible in the first place or hide it after it has loaded?

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May 31, 2009

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I have looked on the net for demos of how to display a text message in the system tray, but all I can find are examples which say you need to use trayicons. Where you render your string into a bitmap, and then point the trayicon at the bitmap to display it.

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