does any1 know how to make a app when u minimize it insted ov going to da bottom of screen to go as an icon near clock like the msn messinger icon

This icon position is usually called the Tray Icon. To do this you have to make use of some API calls. You have to use Shell_NotifyIconA() to set the Tray Icon. This is how you set the tray.

Before making calls to the function you need to declare the API

Public Declare Function Shell_NotifyIconA Lib "shell32.dll" (ByVal dwMessage As Long, lpData As NOTIFYICONDATA) As Long

Private Sub AddTrayIcon()

Dim nid As NOTIFYICONDATA

' nid.cdSize is always Len(nid)
nid.cbSize = Len(nid)
' Parent window - this is the window that will process the icon events
nid.hWnd = frmSystray.hWnd
' Icon identifier
nid.uID = 0
' We want to receive messages, show the icon and have a tooltip
nid.uFlags = NIF_MESSAGE Or NIF_ICON Or NIF_TIP
' The message we will receive on an icon event
nid.uCallbackMessage = 1024
' The icon to display
nid.hIcon = frmSystray.Icon
' Our tooltip
nid.szTip = "Always terminate the tooltip with vbNullChar" & vbNullChar

' Add the icon to the System Tray
Shell_NotifyIconA NIM_ADD, nid

' Prevent further adding
cmdAddIcon.Enabled = False
End Sub

Private Sub cmdAddIcon_Click()
AddTrayIcon
End Sub

Let me know.

It doesnt recognize
NOTIFYICONDATA
NIF_MESSAGE Or NIF_ICON Or NIF_TIP
frmSystray
cmdAddIcon
NIM_ADD

You can change the form name "frmSystray" to your main form name. and also add a button named "cmdAddIcon" on your main form. When you click this button your form would goto the Tray Icon

I started a similar thread 17 days ago it's called
minimize form
maybe the answers I got will help you

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