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adding icons to system tray

 
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For my java application I need to add an icon to system tray.
I don't know how to do it!!
thanks
 
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I've never even heard of "system tray" - what is that? Which JDK are you using?
 
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System tray is a Win32 "thing". It's the place in the bottom right of Windows desktops with those little icons like the clock, the telephone (modem) and speaker (volume control)... etc.
 
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I don't beleive this is possible. The Java is platform independant, so will not have functions specific to windows.
An alternative way to do it would be to write a small 'C' library which will do the stuff you want 'cause you can call a 'C' library from Java.
Altenatively, if you know what the function is in the WinAPI dll, you might be able to call that directly. Unfortunately, I don't know what the function is, or which dll it would be in.
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