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Posted 18 Feb 2006


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22 Jun 2006CPOL
A simple application that places a date in the system tray


Years ago when Chris Maunder published his MFC TrayCalendar app, I added a few features that I wanted such as being able to copy the current date to the clipboard, and a dialog to show the calendar so I copy date ranges and look at what date of the week my niece's birthday was on or what not.

I recently hacked up a .NET version of the app. The difference is that the system tray icons are created dynamically.

The code to convert an Image to an Icon actually came from the Web:

// Convert an image to an Icon
System.Drawing.Icon ImageToIcon(System.Drawing.Image image)
    return System.Drawing.Icon.FromHandle(((Bitmap) image).GetHicon());

I'd like to add other features like integrating with Outlook.


I removed the timer control and used the Win32 SetTimer. I think there is an issue with the font too.


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I enjoy messing with application development and some Web development technologies. Right now I work in Virginia as a contractor to the government.

I am a Microsoft Cert. Professional and I got my 4 year BS degree.

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GeneralThanks for a .NET 2.0 example of system tray icons Pin
Larry Daniele28-Nov-06 14:03
MemberLarry Daniele28-Nov-06 14:03 

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