[Mono-list] mono and systray icon

Marek Habersack grendel@caudium.net
Mon, 14 Feb 2005 19:27:49 +0100

On Mon, Feb 14, 2005 at 05:47:17PM +0000, Jonathan Stowe scribbled:
> On Mon, 2005-02-14 at 14:51, Alex Roman wrote:
> > On Mon, 2005-02-14 at 09:37 -0500, Alex C wrote:
> > > i believe the mwf team is working on this.
> > > check this link out
> > > http://svn.myrealbox.com/blog/archive/2005/01/28/keep_feeling_fascination.
> > > alex c.
> > 
> > Thanks, I looked at that, but I do not want a Windows.Forms
> > implementation. I don't want my application to work under Windows. All I
> > want is to get it working under X11.
> I think the point is that it works on *both* Windows and Linux.  
I guess the point is to get something working and doing what you intend it
to do. Whether it works under Linux or Windows, is a matter of the
programmer's judgement, goals, personal preferences etc - therefore it is
not a subject for this list.

Alex, muine uses a C library to integrate with the systray, it's called
libegg. To my best knowledge, this is currently the only way to get it done
(C/C++ programs use it as well). Of course, you are free to implement a
managed implementation of the systray protocol as per the specs - that would
probably require you to use p/invoke to access the X11 API, though.
The egg library in the muine sources can be found in libmuine/egg/

best regards,