Creating system tray application in Visuab basic 6

Posted on 2011-04-20
Last Modified: 2012-05-11
I have to develop an system tray application in vb6 which periodically runs some sql qrys against sql server 2005 db and notifies the result to the user. This application should start when windows boots up.

First of all i want to know such an application can be developed and if so how to go about it.

As there is no vb6 zone i am putting in sql server2005/misc programing

Thanks in advance

Question by:venkataramanaiahsr
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    Here is a tutorial for creating a tray icon in vb6. Application can't start on system boot unless it is a system service. It can start when user logs in. In that case you have to put it in the start up folder for "All Users". If it is not a server application, don't bother with services at all as this is far too complicated.
    The search term i used on google is: shell tray wnd vb6
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    by:Alpesh Patel
    Hey you can create a windowsserver application and put the icon on the system tray.

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