What's the difference between Minimize and Hide
Posted on 2011-02-22
What is the difference between Application.Minimize and Form.Hide?
I'm trying to get my program to disappear into the system tray whenever someone clicks the system MINIMIZE and CLOSE buttons. (I've accomplished this; no problems.) But I'm using BOTH the Minimize and Hide commands.
Ideally, which should I be using? Does minimizing the application use less resources?
I have a timer on my form which needs to keep going in the background. Will Minimize prevent it from activating? What about Hide?
Thanks for the info.
- Mike Z
PS: Again, I'm not looking for code here, just an explanation whether or not I should be using Minimize or hide. Thanks.