Applications can use the Windows taskbar notification area to display an icon for various purposes, often as a replacement for the usual minimized button on the taskbar.
The functionality is simpler than most people realize, involving:
- adding/removing the icon in the taskbar notification area
- showing a pop-up ToolTip
- showing a pop-up balloon ToolTip
- changing the icon used to display in the taskbar notification area
- notifying the application when the icon or the balloon ToolTip is clicked on.
All other functionality, including showing/hiding the application and pop-up menus, are handled by the application itself.
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