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Hi... I have a dialog based MFC app that has a static control on it. The static control displays a temperature reading that is changes at a time specified in a SetTimer function. The dialog can also be minimised to the tray. My question is this, if the user right clicks on the tray icon, how do I have the varying temperature reading as a menu item?
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As a menu item???  I guess it is possible using the menu manipulation APIs but I guess it is much simpler to do it by changing the tooltip of the tray icon.

Try something like:

    NOTIFYICONDATA nid = { sizeof(NOTIFYICONDATA) };

    nid.hWnd = hwnd;
    nid.uID = IDI_TRAYICON;
    nid.uFlags = NIF_TIP;
    lstrcpy(nid.szTip, "whatever...");

    Shell_NotifyIcon(NIM_MODIFY, &nid);

This is not straight Win32 API code but you can easily adapt it to MFC...

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by:ahTri
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Hi rose , I have nothing to contribute to your question just want to know how can u make the icon sit on the system tray instead of task bar
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by:rose337
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For AHTRI
Use NOTIFYTRAYICON structure and Shell_NotifyIcon. Also, refer to a previous question I had answered on that topic a few weeks ago.
Hope that helps; cheers
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