Icon of running application is not showing on taskbar


  • Hello

    I have mfc dialog based application, when it started its icon is not showing in the taskbar.

    This problem occurs only in windows 2000 server.

    Can anybody help me out.


    Thanks in advance.

    Monday, October 18, 2010 1:49 PM

All replies

  • Hello Captain Jack,

    I haven't spent a lot of time working with Windows 2000 Server lately.  Are you using Visual Studio 2008, where Windows 2000 is still supported?  (MFC 10.0 in Visual Studio 2010 does not support Windows 2000.)  You might try ensuring that your application's main window has the WS_EX_APPWINDOW extended style set, as this may help (though I am not sure).

    Pat Brenner, Visual C++ Libraries Development
    Monday, November 01, 2010 11:50 PM
  • Also, make sure your window is not being hidden with something like ShowWindows(SW_HIDE) when it is iconized.  That's a clever way of having it not show up on the taskbar.


    Tuesday, November 02, 2010 4:37 PM