Hiding Taskbar Window Buttons

I have been trying to unsuccesfully create a Delphi 2.0 App which does not place a Window Button on the Taskbar. According to the Win32 Online Help, if a Window is created with the CreateWindowEx() API call (which Delphi uses) and a style of WS_EX_TOOLWINDOW is specified, a Window Button will not be created. The delphi help suggests overriding the main form's CreateParams() method so that the style is set before the Window is created. I have tried this, and while I have managed to change the style of the window, I have not been able to stop the Window Button from appearing on the taskbar

Where am I going wrong?
soniqueAsked:
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JimBob091197Commented:
Hi

The window on the taskbar is the TApplication's window, NOT the main form.  Add this to your main form's OnShow event:

ShowWindow(Application.Handle, SW_HIDE);

Cheers,
JB
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soniqueAuthor Commented:
The hard ones are always easy in the end ... many thanks!

PW
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JimBob091197Commented:
Hehe...  there's a lot of truth in that!

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