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I'm working on a program to deliver voice over a network.
I want my program to be hidden, listening for a connection, and I want it to show like a little icon in the notify area (I read somewhere this is how is called the low right corner, next to the clock).

Can anyone help me, what api functions do I need and how do I use them? some source code would be really appreciated !!

Thanks a lot.
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Question by:marcos_vg
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Well, to use the notification area, there's mainly one API: 'Shell_NotifyIcon()', Exampe:
BOOL TaskBarAddIcon     (   HWND    hwnd,
                            UINT    uID,
                            HICON   hicon,
                            LPSTR   lpszTip
                        )
{
    BOOL            bRC;
    NOTIFYICONDATA  nid;
 
    nid.cbSize              =   sizeof  (   NOTIFYICONDATA);
    nid.hWnd                =   hwnd;
    nid.uID                 =   uID;
    nid.uFlags              =   NIF_MESSAGE | NIF_ICON | NIF_TIP;
    nid.uCallbackMessage    =   WM_USER +   uID;
    nid.hIcon               =   hicon;

    if  (   lpszTip)
            lstrcpyn    (   nid.szTip,  lpszTip,    sizeof  (   nid.szTip));
    else
            nid.szTip[ 0]   =   '\0';
 
    bRC     =   Shell_NotifyIcon(   NIM_ADD,    &nid);
 
    if  (   hicon)
            DestroyIcon (   hicon);
 
    return( bRC);
}

(Sorry - a detailed description will follow, but being at home, this is the only example available ;-)

To hide your main window (or better: not to show it), simply comment out the call to 'ShowWindow()' in your app's 'InitInstance()' method or supply 'SW_HIDE' as the parameter.
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