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Change a form's window title in taskbar?

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I want to be able to add a clock to the title of a VB.NET form.
Simply updating the FormClass.Text property does not quite make it, the
titile only changes once the form is minimised/maximised.
Preferrably I'd like to use a Windows API to change the text displayed in
the TASKBAR for the form window.
Is it possible to change the title used by the taskbar to something
different to the title used by the form window?
Have been searching for some info on this, but not sure where to look.

Also how does one set the tooltip to be displayed on the Taskbar icon for
the form?
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Thanks for any help,
Shayne H
Nov 19 '05 #1
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1. Different title to taskbar
I've seen this done before, I'll see if I can dig out any information for
you

2. The task bar is actually a modified TabControl, and so the tooltips are
set by the text that is currently being displayed, there isn't an easy way
of doing this.

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I want to be able to add a clock to the title of a VB.NET form.
Simply updating the FormClass.Text property does not quite make it, the
titile only changes once the form is minimised/maximised.
Preferrably I'd like to use a Windows API to change the text displayed in
the TASKBAR for the form window.
Is it possible to change the title used by the taskbar to something
different to the title used by the form window?
Have been searching for some info on this, but not sure where to look.

Also how does one set the tooltip to be displayed on the Taskbar icon for
the form?
--
Thanks for any help,
Shayne H

Nov 19 '05 #2

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