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Placing an icon in the system tray from an ATL COM server - with minimum hassle

, 23 Jun 2002
This article describes a helper class that assists with placing an icon in the shell (aka "system tray"), and changing the tip text. You can get this functionality by simply deriving your ATL object from the helper class.
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// stdafx.h : include file for standard system include files,
//      or project specific include files that are used frequently,
//      but are changed infrequently

#if !defined(AFX_STDAFX_H__E3573AE4_96EB_4E6D_83DA_23FF61C75325__INCLUDED_)
#define AFX_STDAFX_H__E3573AE4_96EB_4E6D_83DA_23FF61C75325__INCLUDED_

#if _MSC_VER > 1000
#pragma once
#endif // _MSC_VER > 1000

#define STRICT
#ifndef _WIN32_WINNT
#define _WIN32_WINNT 0x0400
#endif
#define _ATL_APARTMENT_THREADED

#include <atlbase.h>
//You may derive a class from CComModule and use it if you want to override
//something, but do not change the name of _Module
extern CComModule _Module;
#include <atlcom.h>

//{{AFX_INSERT_LOCATION}}
// Microsoft Visual C++ will insert additional declarations immediately before the previous line.

#endif // !defined(AFX_STDAFX_H__E3573AE4_96EB_4E6D_83DA_23FF61C75325__INCLUDED)

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Jon Taylor
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I first started tinkering with a ZX81 back in 1981 and it's lovely blocky graphics, teaching myself Z80 assembler and BASIC. I come from a hardware background and electronics - I started out in embedded software for avionics but soon moved onto PC platforms.
 
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