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Desktop Docked Dialog

This is urgent!

I'm trying to figure out how to dock a fixed dialog to the lower right hand corner of the desktop.  It should behave like its part of the desktop. other apps may cover it but it should never minimize. If it is closed using the control box button it will revert to an icon in the tray. Any ideas?

Dev Environment : Visual Studio.NET 2003 (Visual Basic)
OS: Windows XP SP1

Thanks,

Mike
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Mike TomlinsonMiddle School Assistant TeacherCommented:
What do you mean by:

    "It should behave like its part of the desktop"

~IM
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mnichols1202Author Commented:
I've seen apps - (sorry can't think of one off hand) that display a form w/ info and such "imbedded" in the desktop.  Something like a Dashboard app?
you can interact with the window but you can't move it. other applications can cover it but if you do a (windows key) + D it will not minimize with the rest of your open applications.


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armoghanCommented:
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Mike TomlinsonMiddle School Assistant TeacherCommented:
Hi mnichols1202,

Are the links armoghan provided what you are looking for...or are you looking for a different approach?

~IM
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mnichols1202Author Commented:
Hi Idle,

Well I may be a bit dense here but it looks like the Desk Bands apply only to an IE Browser.  What I'm Looking for is something specifically on the XP desktop.

Maybe I missed it - I'm going back and reviewing the links you sent me.

in the mean time please check out this jpg,
http://www.cityblock.net/windows.jpg 

It shows the Roxio Drag-To-Disk App on my desktop.   It sits there on the Desktop and it can't be minimized, it can be closed and moved however.
Any windows that open on the desktop open on top of it and if you do a windows key - M or a windows key - D it does not minimize with everything else!

The shape does not matter just the behavior.

Thanks for your continuing interest.

Mike
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armoghanCommented:
Desk Bands

Desk bands are dockable windows on the DESKTOP. You can select it by right-clicking the taskbar and selecting it from the Toolbars submenu. You can even drag it to the desktop, and it will appear as a normal window.

The other two bands Tool Bands and Explorer Bars are inside IE window
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