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  • Hi,

    I would like to access the top status bar elements so that I can modify their value, e.g. signal strength indicator as I desire.

    Any ideas on how to do this are welcome.

    Thanks.

    Ulises
    Tuesday, December 1, 2009 11:47 PM

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  • Maybe this can help:

    http://social.msdn.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/netfxcompact/thread/d9d42861-e4ca-4c0f-835a-bea2b178be8f/
    http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/aa928204.aspx
    Wednesday, December 2, 2009 12:20 AM
  • Hi Miroslav,

    I've been taking a look at the links provided, it seems like them are bale to add an icon into the today screen list of elements (the space between the softkeys menus and start menu).

    I even found this article  http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/aa446525.aspx that uses NotificationAdd but it seems that it doesn't handle the signal strength indicator, or the battery indicator which are in the same top status bar, or taskbar.

    Maybe I'm not understanding very well how I can use them to access the signal strength indicator, do you mind ellaborating/talking a little bit more on this?

    Thanks, I appreciate your help.

    Ulises Vega.
    Thursday, December 3, 2009 4:39 PM
  • No, you cannot do that. The singel strength indicator is managed by the system and you are not supposed to tamper it. 
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    Friday, December 4, 2009 7:17 AM
  • Hi Chunsheng,

    Thanks for your reply.

    I believe cprog.exe is doing this job in some way do you have any idea how is this happening.?

    Is there a way to customize the behvior of this taskbar, like hiding it and then drawing my own taskbar?

    Thanks.

    Ulises
    Friday, December 4, 2009 11:25 PM
  • Here are some possibilities I can think of:

    As I know some of the taskbar icons can be hidden via registry settings, but I don't know how to hide the signal strength indicator. The following thread shows a way to display a notification on the taskbar.
    http://social.msdn.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/windowsmobiledev/thread/52af877e-f8fd-48a4-94bc-48b6e665f895 

    There is a type of application called Kiosk mode application. The taskbar (including the start menu) is completely hidden for this type of application. The following thread has some more infomation on this:
    http://social.msdn.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/vssmartdevicesvbcs/thread/8736d58c-17ad-476b-af8d-e33be8b86220 

    Again if you are not the OEM I don't think you should modify the taskbar.
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    • Marked as answer by warrentang Tuesday, December 8, 2009 8:54 AM
    Monday, December 7, 2009 7:16 AM