hovering information window (bar)

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    Question hovering information window (bar)

    I've done a quick search for this but can't find anything so here goes -

    I wish to make part of a program that is like a information screen that hovers on a persons screen (google tool bar is an example). When this program is started it will be displaying stock totals on the screen so the sales person has up to the date figures, they can then click on a button to start the main part of the program for more information.
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    Well, im almost certain that the google tool bar uses files that are already there in IE.

    So to do domething similar to google toolbar, you owuld have to know about the program and the program would need to be "modable". (Like a DLL you could edit)

    Now, I oculd be all wrong and you could mean something completely different.... if so... sorry

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    Google tool bar uses COM to embed itself in IE.

    If all you want to do is create a window that is always visible, then just create a dialog, and pass it the WS_EX_TOPMOST style.

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    thanks bithub, i'll try that and see what happens
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