FixedToolWindow And Minimizing?

Feb 22, 2012

I have searched now for hours trying to find a solution to this. I am trying to allow a user to minimize a form instead of closing it. I have tried about 5 different things so far in the form_closing event to minimize but have had no success. On another not, is there a way to allow the icon to be displayed? I know I could easily do this by using a different form layout but I prefer the compactness of the FixedToolWindow.


Minimizing A Form?

Oct 21, 2010

I have a Form inside an application. I need to be able to minimize it from within the code of the Form itself. Any ideas on how to do it? Could not find a minimize function.

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MDI Parent Occasionally Not Minimizing?

Apr 6, 2011

I have a MDI parent that opens another form like this:

Dim frm As New Form1

That form has a button that, when clicked, does this:


The button operates as expected (showing the desktop) most of the time but occasionally does not minimize the MDI parent. All the other windows, including the form above get minimized every time.

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Minimizing All Windows To Taskbar?

Feb 18, 2009

I have a program that has a main window, and a progression of other windows that all open from each other. I only want the main window to show in the taskbar, and I want to be able to minimize at any window, and have every window minimize to a single item in the taskbarThe problem is: when I set each form's 'SHOWINTASKBAR' to True, every form shows in the taskbar instead of just one. If I set the 'SHOWINTASKBAR' property to False, they don't minimize to the taskbar.

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Preventing Form Minimizing?

Sep 24, 2009

I have two froms when one from is opend it should not be minimized when mouse clicked outside the from like the message box in

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VS 2008 Minimizing If Then Statement?

Mar 8, 2010

I have 4 textboxes that a user can input date into, a save button, and another textbox that gets filled automatically depending on what is entered into the 4 text boxes.Lets call the 4 text boxes: Name1, Name2, Name3 and Name4 we'll call the last text box Complete.When you press the save button I want the values to be displayed in the Complete text box like this: Name1="text" Name2="text" Name3="text" Name4="text", BUT, only if they actually have a value.So if they all have some text in them except Name2 then the Complete box would read: Name1="text" Name3="text" Name4="text" - so Name2 wouldn't show up at all.Is there a simple way to put this in an If Then statement without scripting out every possible outcome?

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Window Keeps Minimizing Onload

May 10, 2012

I have a windows application created using 2005. One of the screens keeps minimizing each time it's loading and I don't know why. when I look at the properties for the form, the window state is set to normal.

I did have the below line of code being used when the user clicked a button on this form because i wanted to minimize the form at that time; however, I've sinced remmed it out because of what's happening now.

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Minimizing To Task Tray + Notifications?

Aug 16, 2010

Also, once i get that done, How would i make it display notifications?(Similar to that of when someone logs on in MSN messenger.)

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Progress Bar - Threading - Minimizing Window

Oct 17, 2010

Part of my application deals with creating a number of pivot tables. I pull data from a local database, and store it in a datatable. From here, the data is processed and eventually a pivot table is returned. On small data sets it works well, but on some larger one there is a few seconds of "nothing" until the table is shown.

After a few iterations of trying things to display some form of progress I have ended up with a form with nothing but a progress bar running on it. I spawn a new thread, and run it. It works exactly like I hoped. However, when I call the thread.abort() method to terminate the thread, occasionally, the main form will minimize. I tired having aftre the .abort() to bring the form into view again, but it appears not to have helped.

Now I understand that it is better practice to have worker background threads, and the main thread for UI, but is there a simple way of ensuring that the main form does not close?

Private Sub LoadProgressForm()
Dim progressForm As New ProgressBar


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VS 2008 Minimizing To System Tray?

Jun 27, 2009

I know how to minmize to systemtray using a button and by the use of a notifyIcon, but i want to minmize to system tray using the minimize button on the title bar of the form. I think it as something to do with the resize event but i dont know what.

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VS 2010 Freeze Programs From Minimizing?

Feb 23, 2011

I'm making a small version of Spy++ and i would like to recreate the function that finds windows by dragging your mouse over it. Now that is pretty easy but one little annoyance is some windows minimize or loose focus ect when you bring the mouse pointer over them.

I would like to know if you can stop a program from gaining focus or minimizing. And i know i can get the handles of open windows by the EnumWindows function?

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VS 2010 Minimizing External Applications?

Nov 2, 2009

I am using VS 2010 to create a Mac OSX like dock application.Everything has worked great apart from one of the key features of the dock! So what I want is:When the user clicks the minimize but on any (including external application) it minimize to the dock I have created rather than the windows Task-bar.

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[vb2008] Minimizing External Application?

Dec 27, 2010

like seen on the web, with both the two following codes:

ShowWindow(Hwnd, SW_MINIMIZE)

I can minimize without problems an EXTERNAL application window from it Hwnd.The big problem is that once minimized the application cannot be manually managed: also if I close my program, both left click or right click on the external application taskbar button don't work: I can't maximize it and I can close it only by Ctrl+Alt+Del... why?

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VS 2010 Automatic Resizing The Application When Maximizing Or Minimizing?

Sep 10, 2011

While the application is running, I want the buttons, text boxes, datagrid, everything thats on the form to resize when the screen is maximized and again resize when its minimized.

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Minimizing A Modal Form Minimizes Parent Or Main Application?

Jun 2, 2009

Is it possible to have an application where form1 opens a second modal form (form2) and then allows the user to minimized form2 causing the entire application to minimize to the taskbar.(form2 is never shown in the taskbar) A simple example of this is winzip where a second modal progress window is opened which can be minimized?

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System.Threading.Timer Fails To Fire After Minimizing Window?

Mar 16, 2009

I have used timers in .Net for a long time now an never had this problem.Start timer to fire every 10 seconds that reads an object and updates the UI using a delegate.This works great until the form is minimized several times, then the timer thread seems to vanish.Anyone come across this before?

Obviously I can roll my own using a thread directly and sleeping it, however this seems like reinventing the wheel when a threading timer class exists already.
Code: Private Sub m_Tmr_Tick(ByVal state As Object)


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VS 2010 Stopping Users From Minimizing The Form (even Using "Show Desktop")

Feb 24, 2010

I am writing a little app to take over from Active Desktop as we are using Win7.

I am having problems getting my form to stay open, if the user hits the "Show Desktop" button the form minimises. I need this to stay open at all times in the back ground.

I have disbled the minimise button to stop the users using it.

how I can stop this from happening or if I use a timer to check the windows state it apears normal as it looks like the "Show Desktop" button does not actually minimise the window!

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May 17, 2009

I'm working on one of my applications and I'm trying to find a way to use the "Go To Desktop" function that goes directly to the desktop without minimizing any window (This can be achieved by clicking on the Win + D buttons or on the desktop icon in the quick launch toolbar), but how can I activate it using vb? I thought about sending keys but I guess there is more offical ways to do it.

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