Running VB Programs in the background in the tray

I'm using XP Pro and VB 6.0

How would I get a VB Program to run in the background and sit in the tray to the right of the arrow (<) like MSN messenger for instance.  I know how to elimate it from center tray using the form propertie ShowInTaskBar.  I just need it to run in the background without being in the taskbar, but with easy access to it.  Alot of programs do this sort of quick launch thing.


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You can download this control and use it on your form.  You simply drop it on your form and set its MinimizeToTray property to true.  That way, when you minimize the form (for example), it will not appear on the taskbar but will remain active in the system tray.  This control will also allow you to do some other neat things.  The tray icon should remain visible in the system tray.  The control is called ActiveForm and can be obtained by following the following link:

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fbk2000Author Commented:
both answers are correct, but the second answer is a better solution for me.

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