Solved how to make some program run in background (e.g. dropbox)

March 2, 2012 at 07:33:37
Specs: Windows 7
Hi, I am trying to make a exe file that runs in background, with no minimized tab in the taskbar. Just like dropbox, etc. I am writing the code in matlab and will deploy to exe. Thanks for the answers in advance

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March 4, 2012 at 09:11:03
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What do you mean "in background"? If you don't want a window, don't create one.

Do you mean you want to run in the notification tray? Then hide your window, and create a notification icon. The relevant Win32 function is Shell_NotifyIcon(). There's code out there for notify icons in Matlab already.

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March 14, 2012 at 12:32:21
Thanks Razor. Sorry I could not check back on the answer for a while. Actually I figured out, that if you dont make a GUI it runs in the background. But that notify icon is useful information.

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