Lost and Found, NotifyIcon

I am currently making a program that will display in the task-bar on the bottom right of desktop. I had created a program like this in college but am trying to relearn the process using WPF. Now this is all fine and good til I realized there was no such feature inside the WPF. You could add references to the form versions of NotifyIcon, but I found like to be less then desirable with some odd side effects.

A simple project became more of an issue, but rather then changing it to a forms project I looked around for a third party library. Luckily I was able to find a few. While the application is not complete yet I at least wanted to post my findings. The resource is on Codeproject.

And then a step to the right.

I wanted to move the form to the bottom right. The code was fairly simple but I am unsure if it’s really good for a WPF project. So my research is not going to stop here. For the time being I am happy with the results.

The following gist shows the code needed to get the job done. I did have to add two references: System.drawing, System.Windows.Forms .

The code just changes the placement away from the top and left sides of the screen minus the size of the window in question. Luckily it is based on the size of the working area of the desktop so it can handle different resolutions. This will also be useful if I change the size of the window and need to reapply it.

Happy coding,
Michael.