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how to make blinking minimized form in title bar vb.net

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I am working on a chat room system one a user minimizes a chat down to the task bar I want to notify them by sound (i have this) and blinking of the title in the taskbar.  How do i Mka eit blink and then stop

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\scott
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by:iboutchkine
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Put a timer and blink for certain time and then stop
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by:ocsscott
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how do i set the titlebar to blink?
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by:iboutchkine
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Not the titlebar, but either icon or the minimized form header
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by:ocsscott
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yes the minimized form header, how do i make that blink?

what is the code for that
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by:iboutchkine
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for example
toggle the icon in the form caption. Or toggle the text
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by:ocsscott
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will toggleing the text make the button blink?

in yahoo a minimized chat will make the title bar highlight and go normal thus blinking is this the same?  if so how to code such a thing?
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iboutchkine earned 50 total points
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It will definetely attract  hte attention

If you want to change picture ( like blinking light)

Put it in the timer event

Static iImage As Integer

iImage = iImage + 1
If iImage > 2 Then iImage = 1
Me.Icon = ImageList1.ListImages(iImage).Picture

Caption change
Static iImage As Integer

iImage = iImage + 1
If iImage > 2 Then iImage = 1

select case image
   Case 1
       Me.text = "bla"
   Case 2
       Me.text = "bla- bla-bla"
end select

That is my old piece of code in VB6 - it must be the same or very close in VB.NET
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by:ocsscott
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i think this vb6 code is exactly what I want...

do any of you know what this code would look like in vb.net?

Private Declare Function FlashWindow Lib "user32" (ByVal hwnd As Long, ByVal binvert As Long) As Long


Private Sub Timer1_Timer()
    FlashWindow Form1.hwnd, True
End Sub
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by:ocsscott
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never mind I got this api figured out and it is exactly what I wanted.

thanks for all your help
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