Hide ICON of an external appication on system tray

Hi Experts!
Here code hide the clock in the system tray
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function ShowTrayClock(bValue: Boolean) : Boolean;
var
 TrayWnd, TrayNWnd, ClockWnd: HWND;
begin
 TrayWnd  := FindWindow('Shell_TrayWnd', nil);
 TrayNWnd := FindWindowEx(TrayWnd, 0, 'TrayNotifyWnd', nil);
 ClockWnd := FindWindowEx(TrayNWnd, 0, 'TrayClockWClass', nil);
 Result := IsWindow(ClockWnd);
if Result then
begin
   ShowWindow(ClockWnd, Ord(bValue));
   PostMessage(ClockWnd, WM_PAINT, 0, 0);
end;
end;
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i need hide icons of another application, for example: Internet Download Manager,...
Thanks!
j88Asked:
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Russell LibbySoftware Engineer, Advisory Commented:
Take a look at the SystemTray source code I provided in the following paq.

http://www.experts-exchange.com/Programming/Languages/Pascal/Delphi/Q_21976678.html

this will let you enumerate all the tray icons, and interact with them as well. In this case, you would just set the .Visible property for each to false. Let me know if you need assistance using the code.

Russell
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Geert GOracle dbaCommented:
i imagine you would need to find the windows handle of the tray icon

use winsight that comes with Delphi
when you move the mouse over the tray icon you'll get messages for that window handle.

the next thing would be to find out the unique number for that icon, it's in the NOTIFYICONDATA

then you can send a msg NIM_DELETE for that icon
the application may of course update the icon after you deleted it


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Geert GOracle dbaCommented:
Russel,
why do you make life so much easier

been looking for this too man !

thx
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ThievingSixCommented:
Goto madshi.net and get madcollection for the madKernel.

http://help.madshi.net/TrayIcons.htm

Makes this so much easier.
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j88Author Commented:
Thank you very much Russell!
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Russell LibbySoftware Engineer, Advisory Commented:
Very welcome.
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