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Form.ShowInTaskbar Property

Gets or sets a value indicating whether the form is displayed in the Windows taskbar.

Namespace:  System.Windows.Forms
Assembly:  System.Windows.Forms (in System.Windows.Forms.dll)

public bool ShowInTaskbar { get; set; }

Property Value

Type: System.Boolean
true to display the form in the Windows taskbar at run time; otherwise, false. The default is true.

If a form is parented within another form, the parented form is not displayed in the Windows taskbar.

You can use this property to prevent users from selecting your form through the Windows taskbar. For example, if you display a Find and Replace tool window in your application, you might want to prevent that window from being selected through the Windows taskbar because you would need both the application's main window and the Find and Replace tool window displayed in order to process searches appropriately.

You will often wish to use this property when creating a form with the FixedToolWindow style. Setting the FixedToolWindow style does not alone guarantee that a window will not appear in the taskbar.

The following code example demonstrates how to use the ShowInTaskbar property to make a dialog box that is not displayed in the Windows taskbar.

		private void ShowInTaskBarEx()
			Form myForm = new Form();
			myForm.Text = "My Form";
			myForm.FormBorderStyle = FormBorderStyle.FixedDialog;
			myForm.MinimizeBox = false;
			myForm.MaximizeBox = false;
			// Do not allow form to be displayed in taskbar.
			myForm.ShowInTaskbar = false;

.NET Framework

Supported in: 4, 3.5, 3.0, 2.0, 1.1, 1.0

.NET Framework Client Profile

Supported in: 4, 3.5 SP1

Windows 7, Windows Vista SP1 or later, Windows XP SP3, Windows XP SP2 x64 Edition, Windows Server 2008 (Server Core not supported), Windows Server 2008 R2 (Server Core supported with SP1 or later), Windows Server 2003 SP2

The .NET Framework does not support all versions of every platform. For a list of the supported versions, see .NET Framework System Requirements.