powerpiont to system tray

coperations07
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Hi,
I'm using powerpoint 2000.
Is there a way to send powerpoint to the system tray like a notify icon instead of the taskbar? I've seen some code that will supposedly do this in Access, but it's not anything I'm familiar with.
I have the slide show set up on a dual monitor, so It plays on a t.v. while other things can be done on the computer.  But there are two powerpoint items on the taskbar and they don't need to be there because they don't need to be 'accidentally closed'.

thx,
dave
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Maybe someone else has some knowledge of this, probably unlikely
however to offer you an alternative idea is Object Dock, use it to dock running programs like an added on toolbar. It's free and customizable, you can have it ontop of the desktop or below or sideways, even invisable until you use it, your choice. Open programs stay on this dock
 it may resolve your problem without VB.
Click on the information to see a demo in the left panel
http://www.stardock.com/products/objectdock/information.asp

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Thanks for the reply Merete.  That looks interesting. I was going to download it onto my work pc, but the download page is blocked...so I might try to download it on my home pc later to take a look at it.  It looks like this would change alot as far as the look of the desktop.  My program is going to be on 6 different pc's that multiple users have access to, so changing too much is a pretty big issue.

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Might there be a way in vb.net to move an external "program" from the taskbar to the system tray?
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Okay....so how about just making the program not show up on the the taskbar?  It would be like a background process.  
Hi  coperations07.
VB is not my expertise :)
So I looked into Microsoft and did find this one.
How to use the System Tray directly from Visual Basic
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/176085

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I'm looking into this...
It doesn't say anything about applying to VBA or VB.Net. It has the following:

APPLIES TO
Microsoft Visual Basic 6.0 Learning Edition
Microsoft Visual Basic 6.0 Professional Edition
Microsoft Visual Basic Enterprise Edition for Windows 6.0
Microsoft Visual Basic 5.0 Control Creation Edition
Microsoft Visual Basic 5.0 Learning Edition
Microsoft Visual Basic 5.0 Professional Edition
Microsoft Visual Basic 5.0 Enterprise Edition

Should this also be compatible w/ VBA or VB.Net?
I think I've found some freeware that will do what I am looking for.  It's called TrayIt!
I'm trying it out now to see if it is going to be what I need.

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