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Clipz - A Friendly Introduction to the Windows 7 Taskbar Features

, 17 Dec 2009 CPOL
An overview of the Windows 7 taskbar features, and how to use then in your own applications.
Clipz
bin
Debug
Clipz.csproj.user
CopyIcon.ico
DeleteIcon.ico
Model
Native Methods
Properties
Resources
Audio.png
Clipboard.png
NextIcon.ico
PreviousIcon.ico
Utility
Core
AppRestartRecovery
Dialogs
Common
TaskDialogs
Interop
AppRestartRecovery
Dialogs
NetworkList
PowerManagement
TaskDialogs
NetworkList
PowerManagement
Properties
PropertySystem
SafeHandles
Libraries
StructureMap.dll
Shell
Common
CommonFileDialogs
Controls
Design
ShellObjects.cd
ShellThumbnailClassDiagram.cd
DesktopWindowManager
ExplorerBrowser
ExplorerBrowserDiagram.cd
Interop
Common
Dialogs
ExplorerBrowser
KnownFolders
PropertySystem
StockIcons
Taskbar
KnownFolders
Properties
PropertySystem
StockIcons
Taskbar
using System;
using System.Threading;
using System.Windows.Forms;
using Clipz.NativeMethods;
using Microsoft.WindowsAPICodePack.Taskbar;

namespace Clipz
{
    static class Program
    {
        /// <summary>
        /// The main entry point for the application.
        /// </summary>
        [STAThread]
        static void Main()
        {
            bool firstInstance;
            // Check whether the application is already running.
            var mutex = new Mutex(true, "Clipz", out firstInstance);
           
            if (!firstInstance)
            {
                // If there is another instance running, get the command line agruments and
                // send them as a windows message to that instance.
                ProcessAgruments();
            }
            else
            {
                Application.EnableVisualStyles();
                Application.SetCompatibleTextRenderingDefault(false);

                if (TaskbarManager.IsPlatformSupported)
                {
                    Application.Run(new Form1());
                }
            }
        }
        /// <summary>
        /// Processes the command line agruments.
        /// </summary>
        public static void ProcessAgruments()
        {
            if (Environment.GetCommandLineArgs().Length <= 1) return;

            switch (Environment.GetCommandLineArgs()[1])
            {
                // Send a message via the User32 native method.  The User32.ChangeModeMessage is a static
                // integer that's registered at startup and holds a value representing a pointer to 
                // a custom message.
                case Form1.ModeCommandArgument:
                    User32.SendMessage("Clipz", User32.ChangeModeMessage, IntPtr.Zero, IntPtr.Zero);
                    break;

                case Form1.ClearCommandArgument:
                    User32.SendMessage("Clipz", User32.ClearContents, IntPtr.Zero, IntPtr.Zero);
                    break;
            }
        }
    }
}

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