Create window without taskbar icon?

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    Create window without taskbar icon?

    Hi,

    Is there another way to create a window that does not appear on the taskbar (aside from using the WS_TOOLWINDOW style)?

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    I don't think so, but if you're having trouble getting WS_EX_TOOLWINDOW to work, this is from an MSDN article -

    I will simply tell you the answer: you must create your dialog as a child of an invisible window that has WS_EX_TOOLWINDOW set, and you must make sure your dialog has the WS_EX_APPWINDOW style turned off.
    I assume you could just replace dialog with window and get the same result.

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    Use a resource dialog as the main / first screen and then hide it.

    Create the window off the dlg and no icon.
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