• Status: Solved
  • Priority: Medium
  • Security: Public
  • Views: 189
  • Last Modified:

System Tray Project

Ok, here is what I am trying to do. We have a pinstamper here at my workplace that I have written a small application for. My application sends data via a loopback serial cable to the program that comes with the pinstamper. My program sends data out COM1 and the pinstamp program reads data in on COM2. Everything works fine...but when I send the data out and the pinstamp program changes its values, it brings the pinstamp program to the front, covering my application. I have tried code to keep my application on top but this is not working well for us. I would like to know if it is possible to place the other application into the system tray so it is not visible at all...or if it can be hidden (eg. Me.Visible = False) by using its HWnd or something
Randy Bristow
Randy Bristow
  • 2
1 Solution
You can start the other program minimized by selecting miinimzed in the program shortcut or you can manually minimize the program

In your own program you could use the form_lostfocus event to regain focus:
either me.setfocus
Randy BristowSenior Systems AnalystAuthor Commented:

thanks for the comment, but I found the answer to do what I wanted. Just in case anybody else would like to know how to do this, check out this example on PlanetSourceCode:


I will request that the question be closed.

give the refund...
Closed, 500 points refunded.

Community Support Moderator
Question has a verified solution.

Are you are experiencing a similar issue? Get a personalized answer when you ask a related question.

Have a better answer? Share it in a comment.

Join & Write a Comment

Featured Post

Free Tool: Site Down Detector

Helpful to verify reports of your own downtime, or to double check a downed website you are trying to access.

One of a set of tools we are providing to everyone as a way of saying thank you for being a part of the community.

  • 2
Tackle projects and never again get stuck behind a technical roadblock.
Join Now