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  • how do i put an application on the taskbar ?

    I have written a drag/drop application to work with an imaging storage
    system, but i need the program to always be running and visible so that i can drag and drop the image files to be moved to the image storage.

    So decide to try and put it on the taskbar, not in the tray area.

    I have seen address bars on the taskbar so i know it can be done.

    Does anybody have sample code to do this ?

    Thanks

    Billy

  • #2
    If you want it on the normal Taskbar outside the system tray, just run the application minimized...
    Regards,
    Peter

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    • #3
      Might this be referring to the Quick Launch Toolbar?
      I install an icon to it using InnoSetup.
      Making it appear:
      http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/u...icklaunch.mspx

      Quick Launch with 64-bit?
      As I recall, it doesn't exist in 64-bit Vista (not sure.) They do some ridiculous pinning.
      http://www.msfn.org/board/lofiversio...hp/t80321.html

      If this is about the Quick Launch Toolbar, this is how to do it using InnoSetup.
      How to do it yourself is unknown.

      [Icons]
      Name: "{userappdata}\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Quick Launch\Your Program"; Filename: "{app}\start.exe"; Tasks: "quicklaunchicon"; IconfileName: {app}\myiconname.ico; WorkingDir: {app}; Flags: closeonexit
      Last edited by Mike Doty; 8 Jun 2009, 04:19 PM.

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      • #4
        no,

        What I was looking for is something like the way yahoo and google put their address bar on the taskbar.

        I need the program to show a small window on the taskbar so that I can drag and drop onto it.

        If I just minize the program then if they have several programs running then the program on the taskbar could re-size to small to tell what it is.

        Billy

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        • #5
          Interesting.
          Google "create toolbar" finds many.
          http://www.codeproject.com/KB/toolba...cToolbars.aspx

          PB:
          http://www.powerbasic.com/support/pb...ad.php?t=39646

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          • #6

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            • #7
              It looks like you are trying to put a "control" on the taskbar and not an "application". I have no idea how you would do this nor would I ever even try to do it. My taskbar gets pretty full even with only two or three tray icons and the QuickLaunch toolbar turned off.

              What is wrong with writing a normal application and having them drag files to its button on the taskbar? I don't think the window needs to be visible to allow drag and drop operations. I'm pretty sure I've seen programs do this. Also, if you drag a file to a button on the taskbar and hover there for a second, that window will be brought to the front so you can drop the file into whatever control you want on that window.
              Jeff Blakeney

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              • #8
                Jeff,

                The end users here at the company I work for run mult applications sometimes they fill up the task bar,
                and when they do the task bar application buttons shrink.

                I also wanted to control where the application was on the task bar.

                The end users here are mostly data entry, and sometimes temps from a
                temp service. So I wanted the windows on all computers to look the same
                for ease of use.

                Billy

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                • #9
                  appears it's possible but not so easy... http://www.codeproject.com/KB/status...skbarctrl.aspx
                  Best regards
                  Jules
                  www.rpmarchildon.com

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                  • #10
                    Jules,

                    Thanks for the link.

                    I will check it out.

                    Billy

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