Using media Keys with iTunes Minimized

Posted on 2006-11-29
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Last Modified: 2007-12-19
Hi guys, i have a problem. Ive written some code that works and chages iTunes's tracks, starts, stops, etc. But the form has to be in focus the whole time. I want it so that i can be for example typing in Word, then press the next key and it changes track. Here's my code:

Public Class Form1

    Private Sub Form1_Load(ByVal sender As System.Object, ByVal e As System.EventArgs) Handles MyBase.Load
        Process.Start("C:\Program Files\iTunes\iTunes.exe")
    End Sub
    Protected Overrides Function ProcessCmdKey(ByRef msg As System.Windows.Forms.Message, ByVal keyData As System.Windows.Forms.Keys) As Boolean
        Select Case keyData
            Case Keys.MediaPlayPause
                Process.Start("C:\Program Files\iTunes\Scripts\PlayPause.vbs")
            Case Keys.MediaStop
                Process.Start("C:\Program Files\iTunes\Scripts\Stop.vbs")
            Case Keys.MediaNextTrack
                Process.Start("C:\Program Files\iTunes\Scripts\Next.vbs")
            Case Keys.MediaPreviousTrack
                Process.Start("C:\Program Files\iTunes\Scripts\Previous.vbs")
            Case Keys.MediaStop
                Process.Start("C:\Program Files\iTunes\Scripts\Stop.vbs")
            Case Keys.VolumeUp
                Process.Start("C:\Program Files\iTunes\Scripts\VolumeUp.vbs")
            Case Keys.VolumeDown
                Process.Start("C:\Program Files\iTunes\Scripts\VolumeDown.vbs")
            Case Keys.VolumeMute
                Process.Start("C:\Program Files\iTunes\Scripts\VolumeMute.vbs")

        End Select

        Return MyBase.ProcessCmdKey(msg, keyData)
    End Function

End Class

I ideally want the form to be invisible but still accept the commands from the keys that i use.
Thanks very much!
Question by:dajoebomb
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Mike Tomlinson earned 750 total points
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Author Comment

ID: 18039313
Great i managed that, but now how do i make the program invisible, e.g. not on the toolbar, or even better make it so that it goes into an icon on the system tray. thanks, got it to work by the way!

Author Comment

ID: 18039443
Ahh i stopped being lazy and just found out how to do it, thanks!

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