I coded this within a couple hours tonight (7/11/1999). It works well for its limited design goals, but it needs some features expanded.
Source code is included.
The number of pixels that will hang down into the screen when the taskbar is hidden.
The number of steps drawn while moving the taskbar down.
Similar to Form.GotFocus, but also works when the application gets the focus.
Similar to Form.LostFocus, but also works when the application loses focus.
The mouse was moved over the taskbar.
The mouse left the taskbar window.
The taskbar started to open up.
The taskbar started to close up.
The taskbar was closing, but started to open.
The taskbar was opening, but started to close.
The taskbar is open all the way.
The taskbar is closed all the way.
The control is distributed via source code. The license is GPL. (see www.gnu.org/copyleft/gpl.html) If you make any significant changes, please let me know and I’ll distribute them with this. Or if you’re just using it for something amazingly cool, I’d be interested to know about that too.
- Taskbar can only be placed at the center top of the screen.
- “Runs” while in the IDE.
- Opening and closing are somewhat slow (especially compared to start menu).
- The whole thing has too many hacks involving timers.
Any suggestions, helpful hints, or flames should be directed to: