Solved

blinking applications in task bar

Posted on 2004-08-03
4
270 Views
Last Modified: 2010-04-04
When receiving a message from socket connection I need to open myform (minimized) and blink my application in task bar...

 How may I blink my application in task bar?

0
Comment
Question by:faustomen
[X]
Welcome to Experts Exchange

Add your voice to the tech community where 5M+ people just like you are talking about what matters.

  • Help others & share knowledge
  • Earn cash & points
  • Learn & ask questions
  • 2
4 Comments
 
LVL 11

Expert Comment

by:Jase-Coder
ID: 11705584
hi there is an Api and to inmplement it do:

flashwindow(form1.handle, true);
0
 
LVL 12

Accepted Solution

by:
esoftbg earned 250 total points
ID: 11706025
program Q_21080519;

uses
  Forms,
  Windows,
  Unit1 in 'Unit1.pas' {Form1};

{$R *.res}

begin
  Application.Initialize;
  Application.ShowMainForm := False;
  Application.CreateForm(TForm1, Form1);
  ShowWindow(Application.MainForm.Handle, SW_HIDE);
  ShowWindow(Application.Handle, SW_MINIMIZE);
  Application.Run;
end.

//........

unit Unit1;

interface

uses
  Windows, Messages, SysUtils, Variants, Classes, Graphics, Controls, Forms,
  Dialogs, Buttons, ExtCtrls;

type
  TForm1 = class(TForm)
    SpeedButtonStopBlink: TSpeedButton;
    OpenDialog: TOpenDialog;
    Timer: TTimer;
    SpeedButtonBlink: TSpeedButton;
    procedure FormCreate(Sender: TObject);
    procedure TimerTimer(Sender: TObject);
    procedure SpeedButtonStopBlinkClick(Sender: TObject);
    procedure SpeedButtonBlinkClick(Sender: TObject);
  private   { Private declarations }
  public    { Public declarations }
  end;

var
  Form1: TForm1;

implementation

{$R *.dfm}

procedure TForm1.FormCreate(Sender: TObject);
begin
  Timer.Enabled := True;
end;

procedure TForm1.TimerTimer(Sender: TObject);
begin
  FlashWindow(Application.Handle, True);
end;

procedure TForm1.SpeedButtonBlinkClick(Sender: TObject);
begin
  Timer.Enabled := True;
end;

procedure TForm1.SpeedButtonStopBlinkClick(Sender: TObject);
begin
  Timer.Enabled := False;
end;

end.
0
 
LVL 2

Expert Comment

by:DarkCore_
ID: 11712867
Just a notation, if you look into the first comment of esoftbg, is the correct answer, but alert, FlashWindowEx is only implemented in Windows 98 SE or higher. If your program needs to run on a Windows 95, then you must use the timer.

Edu
0

Featured Post

VIDEO: THE CONCERTO CLOUD FOR HEALTHCARE

Modern healthcare requires a modern cloud. View this brief video to understand how the Concerto Cloud for Healthcare can help your organization.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

This article explains how to create forms/units independent of other forms/units object names in a delphi project. Have you ever created a form for user input in a Delphi project and then had the need to have that same form in a other Delphi proj…
Have you ever had your Delphi form/application just hanging while waiting for data to load? This is the article to read if you want to learn some things about adding threads for data loading in the background. First, I'll setup a general applica…
Michael from AdRem Software outlines event notifications and Automatic Corrective Actions in network monitoring. Automatic Corrective Actions are scripts, which can automatically run upon discovery of a certain undesirable condition in your network.…
Add bar graphs to Access queries using Unicode block characters. Graphs appear on every record in the color you want. Give life to numbers. Hopes this gives you ideas on visualizing your data in new ways ~ Create a calculated field in a query: …
Suggested Courses
Course of the Month9 days, 5 hours left to enroll

615 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question