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Hiding the form from alt-tab menu

By , 19 Dec 2010
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This is a UI tweak for hiding the form from alt-tab menu.
protected override CreateParams CreateParams
      CreateParams cp = base.CreateParams;
      cp.ExStyle |= 0x80;
      return cp;
In order to make it work, you have to use Me.ShowInTaskbar = False

WS_EX_TOOLWINDOW bit is turned on by OR-ing ExStyle with 0x80.
The following always works,
Me.FormBorderStyle = FormBorderStyle.SizableToolWindow;
Me.ShowInTaskbar = False;
But if you have a borderless form, i.e., FormBorderStyle.None then ShowInTaskbar = False doesn't work. So, we should set the WS_EX_TOOLWINDOW to true in addition to Me.ShowInTaskbar = False.


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