NotifyIcon::DoubleClick Event


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Occurs when the user double-clicks the icon in the notification area of the taskbar.

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

event EventHandler^ DoubleClick {
	void add(EventHandler^ value);
	void remove(EventHandler^ value);

For more information about handling events, see NIB: Consuming Events.

The following code example demonstrates using the NotifyIcon class to display an icon for an application in the notification area. The example demonstrates setting the Icon, ContextMenu, Text, and Visible properties and handling the DoubleClick event. A ContextMenu with an Exit item on it is assigned to the NotifyIcon::ContextMenu property, which allows the user to close the application. When the DoubleClick event occurs, the application form is activated by calling the Form::Activate method.

#using <System.dll>
#using <System.Windows.Forms.dll>
#using <System.Drawing.dll>

using namespace System;
using namespace System::Drawing;
using namespace System::Windows::Forms;
public ref class Form1: public System::Windows::Forms::Form
   System::Windows::Forms::NotifyIcon^ notifyIcon1;
   System::Windows::Forms::ContextMenu^ contextMenu1;
   System::Windows::Forms::MenuItem^ menuItem1;
   System::ComponentModel::IContainer^ components;

      this->components = gcnew System::ComponentModel::Container;
      this->contextMenu1 = gcnew System::Windows::Forms::ContextMenu;
      this->menuItem1 = gcnew System::Windows::Forms::MenuItem;

      // Initialize contextMenu1
      array<System::Windows::Forms::MenuItem^>^temp0 = {this->menuItem1};
      this->contextMenu1->MenuItems->AddRange( temp0 );

      // Initialize menuItem1
      this->menuItem1->Index = 0;
      this->menuItem1->Text = "E&xit";
      this->menuItem1->Click += gcnew System::EventHandler( this, &Form1::menuItem1_Click );

      // Set up how the form should be displayed.
      this->ClientSize = System::Drawing::Size( 292, 266 );
      this->Text = "Notify Icon Example";

      // Create the NotifyIcon.
      this->notifyIcon1 = gcnew System::Windows::Forms::NotifyIcon( this->components );

      // The Icon property sets the icon that will appear
      // in the systray for this application.
      notifyIcon1->Icon = gcnew System::Drawing::Icon( "appicon.ico" );

      // The ContextMenu property sets the menu that will
      // appear when the systray icon is right clicked.
      notifyIcon1->ContextMenu = this->contextMenu1;

      // The Text property sets the text that will be displayed,
      // in a tooltip, when the mouse hovers over the systray icon.
      notifyIcon1->Text = "Form1 (NotifyIcon example)";
      notifyIcon1->Visible = true;

      // Handle the DoubleClick event to activate the form.
      notifyIcon1->DoubleClick += gcnew System::EventHandler( this, &Form1::notifyIcon1_DoubleClick );

      if ( components != nullptr )
         delete components;

   void notifyIcon1_DoubleClick( Object^ /*Sender*/, EventArgs^ /*e*/ )

      // Show the form when the user double clicks on the notify icon.
      // Set the WindowState to normal if the form is minimized.
      if ( this->WindowState == FormWindowState::Minimized )
            this->WindowState = FormWindowState::Normal;

      // Activate the form.

   void menuItem1_Click( Object^ /*Sender*/, EventArgs^ /*e*/ )

      // Close the form, which closes the application.


int main()
   Application::Run( gcnew Form1 );

.NET Framework
Available since 1.1
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