Some months ago I had ported about 80% of the code to C# (using both managed and p/invoke calls). Things came up and so I never got around to finishing it. I will see what I can do and post and article on it sometime in the future.
First, excuse my bad english (it's not my native language, I'm French).
Then, I'm a studient and I have to create a programm which could hide/unhide any icons in the systray (even extern processes' icons) in VB or in C/C++. Do you know a way to do it?
I can suggest one more approach (not perfect, but worth considering, I think).
Having found the tray window you can send WM_MOUSEMOVE to it with different coordinates trying to guess the icon location. As soon the message is forwarded to your application (wrapped in the message specified when calling Shell_NotifyIcon) you have found it.
if the taskbar is hided the arrow of the balloontip appears outside screen, and it should call the taskbar up, like any normal infotips displayed in the taskbar (eg. see how the XP SP2 security warning does). This ballon instead points to the outside of the screen and it's not painted entirely.
otherwise it's a great control.
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