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Can Java do this?

Hello,

I am relatively new to Java, and was wondering if Java is capable of having
programmes which can sit in the taskbar in Windows, Such as MSN Messenger,
or Norton AntiVirus, which only pop up on certain occurances?

Is Java able to do this, Can anyone point me in the right direction?

Thanks in advacne for any help

Gram.
Jul 17 '05 #1
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Gram wrote:
Hello,

I am relatively new to Java, and was wondering if Java is capable of
having programmes which can sit in the taskbar in Windows, Such as MSN
Messenger, or Norton AntiVirus, which only pop up on certain occurances?

Is Java able to do this, Can anyone point me in the right direction?

Thanks in advacne for any help

Gram.


Since Java is cross platform, OS specific functions, like the Windows
taskbar, are often not supported directly. I do remember finding a class
somewhere that supported this. It might have been on jars.com or it might
have been when I did a google search (something like +java +windows
+"system tray"). I'm sorry, but I don't remember exactly where I found it,
but this should give you a starting place to look.

Hal
Jul 17 '05 #2
Hal Vaughan wrote:
Gram wrote:

Hello,

I am relatively new to Java, and was wondering if Java is capable of
having programmes which can sit in the taskbar in Windows, Such as MSN
Messenger, or Norton AntiVirus, which only pop up on certain occurances?

Is Java able to do this, Can anyone point me in the right direction?

Thanks in advacne for any help

Gram.

Since Java is cross platform, OS specific functions, like the Windows
taskbar, are often not supported directly. I do remember finding a class
somewhere that supported this. It might have been on jars.com or it might
have been when I did a google search (something like +java +windows
+"system tray"). I'm sorry, but I don't remember exactly where I found it,
but this should give you a starting place to look.

Hal

In the MS evil version of Java this was easy, but pure java no - you can
easily do a JNI thing and then steal some C++ code. Check out the
various COM<-->Java bridge products such as JIntegra

Jul 17 '05 #3

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