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Minimising to System tray.

shri mon
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Joined: Jan 11, 2005
Posts: 63
Can i minimise my java application to the system tray so that it can do some tasks in background?
Jeroen Wenting
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Joined: Oct 12, 2000
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Not in pure Java. You will need an ActiveX (COM) wrapper to plug into native Windows system calls.
There's probably similar systems you can use on other operating systems.


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Rachel Swailes
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Joined: May 18, 2004
Posts: 434
If you have a look at JDIC it might have what you are looking for. I am using it to integrate the IE webbrowser into an application and I see on their site that there is a similar thing for the system tray.

http://jdic.dev.java.net/

Cheers,
Rachel
Lionel Badiou
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Joined: Jan 06, 2005
Posts: 140
Hi Shri,

You may also check theses packages :

- http://jeans.studentenweb.org/java/trayicon/trayicon.html
- http://systray.sourceforge.net/
- http://www.javaapis.com/jtray/

Best regards,


Lionel Badiou
CodeFutures Software
 
 
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