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C# Winn App System Tray Icon

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I have a C# winn app that is running on my system and has the icon in the system tray. If you try to install/repair the app by running the install while the icon is in the system tray I'll get 2 icons in the tray. When I right click on either icon they will bring up the correct form. How can I remove the previously running icon from the tray?
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Does this happen only when you reinstall your application or on every exit?
Maybe you didn't call Dispose() of the NotifyIcon?
http://www.codeproject.com/KB/cs/trayiconmenu01.aspx
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As per Rahu_ketu .

1. Either you can kill previous process by process name.

2. Another way is to create single instance application. So application it self take care of already another process is runnig or not.

C# you have to use Mutex to make application single instance ?

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Rahu_ketu_patal where would I put the code that you suggested?

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Thanks for the code Rahu_ketu_patal. I got it to work.

Now I noticed the process has been killed but 2 icons still show in the system tray until the mouse pointer moves over it then one of them disappears. How can I get the icon to be removed for the system tray to avoid this?

Thanks

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Nevermind I got it.

Thanks
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