Kasyan

I want to make a window with my own shape. Without a button on taskbar. And when press ALT+F4 it just minimize.
How to make a minimize effect when close window

Forgive my bad English.




Re: Windows Presentation Foundation (WPF) Minimize window

Eddie Li - MSFT

You can create a non-rectangular window by using the Window.AllowsTransparency property. This sample (http://msdn2.microsoft.com/en-us/library/aa358516.aspx) shows you how.

Setting Window.ShowInTaskbar=false will remove window button from the taskbar.

To minimize the window when pressing Alt+F4, attach Window.Closing event, and inside the event handler, first cancel closing by setting CancelEventArgs.Cancel=true, then set WindowState=Minimized.

Hope this answers your question.

Thanks.






Re: Windows Presentation Foundation (WPF) Minimize window

Kasyan

Thanks, Eddie Li.
I done all that you say. It works. But... Minimized window is visible... it lies on taskbar in left side. But I want that window is hide. But hide imposible in closing event. How to make this




Re: Windows Presentation Foundation (WPF) Minimize window

Michael.Weinhardt - MSFT

Kasyan,

I followed Eddie's instructions and was able to have a non-rectangular window minimize, be hidden, and not have a task bar button.

Any chance you could post the relevant bits of your window's markup and code-behind

Also, once the window disappears, how does it reappear again





Re: Windows Presentation Foundation (WPF) Minimize window

Kasyan

My code

Code Snippet

<Window

xmlns="http://schemas.microsoft.com/winfx/2006/xaml/presentation"

xmlns:x="http://schemas.microsoft.com/winfx/2006/xaml"

x:Class="WindowsApplication1.Window1"

Title="WindowsApplication1" Height="300" Width="300"

ShowInTaskbar="False"

Closing="Window_Closing"

AllowsTransparency="True"

WindowStyle="None"

>

<Grid>

</< FONT>Grid>

</< FONT>Window>

Code Snippet

using System;

using System.Collections.Generic;

using System.Text;

using System.Windows;

using System.Windows.Controls;

using System.Windows.Data;

using System.Windows.Documents;

using System.Windows.Input;

using System.Windows.Media;

using System.Windows.Media.Imaging;

using System.Windows.Shapes;

using System.ComponentModel;

namespace WindowsApplication1

{

/// <summary>

/// Interaction logic for Window1.xaml

/// </summary>

public partial class Window1 : System.Windows.Window

{

public Window1()

{

InitializeComponent();

}

private void Window_Closing(object sender, System.ComponentModel.CancelEventArgs e)

{

e.Cancel = true;

this.WindowState = WindowState.Minimized;

}

}

}

I hope you can help me.






Re: Windows Presentation Foundation (WPF) Minimize window

Michael.Weinhardt - MSFT

I ran your code, but I see the behavior that it sounds like you are trying to build.

Can you describe your requirements in more detail





Re: Windows Presentation Foundation (WPF) Minimize window

Kasyan

I want to create a window without a system buttons and without a border.
I want to create a window with own shape and own buttons for close and minimize window.
I want that my window has not a button in taskbar, but has a notifyicon.
When a press close button or ALT+F4 my window must minimize, i.e. just disappear from desktop.
I want to make window like a Windows Live Messenger window.




Re: Windows Presentation Foundation (WPF) Minimize window

Kasyan

Anybody, please help me.




Re: Windows Presentation Foundation (WPF) Minimize window

Kasyan

Answere, please....




Re: Windows Presentation Foundation (WPF) Minimize window

LesterLobo - MSFT

I want to create a window without a system buttons and without a border.
-- use windowstyle=None and set borderthickness=0

I want to create a window with own shape and own buttons for close and minimize window.
-- use allowstransparency=true and background=transparent

I want that my window has not a button in taskbar, but has a notifyicon.
-- listen to the windowstatechanged event and when the state is minimized call window.hide()

You would also have to use the winforms NotifyIcon class to have the notifiy icon in the systray

When a press close button or ALT+F4 my window must minimize, i.e. just disappear from desktop.
-- you can listen to the previewInput event and on alt+f4 set the state to minimize.. this will trigger the 3rd requirement





Re: Windows Presentation Foundation (WPF) Minimize window

Kasyan

what's mean "trigger the 3rd requirement"