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C# - how to display taskbar icon for borderless form?

I have a borderless form in C#.
The form has an icon specified in its properties and I also have the same icon specified for the project in the project properties.
When I had a border on the form, the icon was displayed in the task bar. But when I set the border to None, the icon no longer displays. The taskbar button only shows the text name of my program.

How can I get the icon to display in the taskbar for a borderless form?

Jan 5 '08 #1
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Problem solved.

The problem was my ico file. I only had a 32x32 (true color + alpha) image in the ico file. This worked fine on all OS's (Win2K, XP and Vista) so long as I had a border on the form. But when I went to no border, it did not work for Win2K and Vista.

I created an ico file with 16x16, 32x32, 48x48, and 256x256, all true color + alpha. Now I have the icon in the taskbar button on all OS's (for the no border form). I could not tell you which of the icon images is being used where, but I don't care. They were simple enough to create and the problem is solved.

Along with the bit of code obtained from
http://www.msdner.com/dev-archive/180/2-8-1806474.shtm ,
I now have a borderless form with a taskbar button that has the icon and menu.

Jan 7 '08 #2
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If you really wanted to know which icon was showing, you could change up what is shown in the different sizes. (i.e. make the picture for each size different)
Jan 7 '08 #3

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