System Tray Icon


#1

Any one know of a simple way to load an icon to the system tray via
Ruby?

Ideally, I’d like cross platform, but would settle for Windows only.

My goal is to make a simple utility that runs in the background, runs
the unit tests, and goes red or green. These are a dime a dozen for
things like JUnit, but haven’t found one for Ruby.


#2

On 12/12/05, removed_email_address@domain.invalid removed_email_address@domain.invalid wrote:

Any one know of a simple way to load an icon to the system tray via
Ruby?

Ideally, I’d like cross platform, but would settle for Windows only.

My goal is to make a simple utility that runs in the background, runs
the unit tests, and goes red or green. These are a dime a dozen for
things like JUnit, but haven’t found one for Ruby.

I don’t believe that there’s any cross-platform way to do this.
Here’s how in Windows, though:
http://aspn.activestate.com/ASPN/Mail/Message/ruby-talk/2913444

The API call at play here is this:
http://msdn.microsoft.com/library/default.asp?url=/library/en-us/shellcc/platform/shell/reference/functions/shell_notifyicon.asp

You basically use String.pack to build the “NOTIFYICONDATA” data
structure that the Win32 call expects.

–Wilson.


#3

listrecv wrote:

Any one know of a simple way to load an icon to the system tray via
Ruby?

Ideally, I’d like cross platform, but would settle for Windows only.

My goal is to make a simple utility that runs in the background, runs
the unit tests, and goes red or green. These are a dime a dozen for
things like JUnit, but haven’t found one for Ruby.

Here’s a thread from two weeks back with “system tray” in the subject
line:

http://blade.nagaokaut.ac.jp/cgi-bin/vframe.rb/ruby/ruby-talk/167555?167445-168102+split-mode-vertical

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