ShellObjects ActiveX 9.0 released

ShellObjects ActiveX brings to your app quick-launch-like appbars, MSN/Office2003 style popups, system-wide hotkeys, animated trayicons, vista-style task-dialogs, task scheduler library and much more.
ShellObjects has a royalty-free redistribution license; it has no external dependencies and it comes with comprehensive documentation and numerous samples.

For Product Information, visit,
http://www.ssware.com/shlobj/shlobj.htm

ShellObjects has following components.

ShellAppBar
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Quickly and easily convert your forms into application desktop toolbars – simply place the component on your form and you are done!
Dock appbars to any screen edge or leave them undocked.
Complete support for animated autohide functionality when appbar is not in user.
Support for appbar resizing when docked.
Complete support for drag-docking of appbars.
Support for multi-monitor configurations.

ShellPopupNotification
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Displays multiple popups in MSN or Office2003 style with complete customization of appearance.
Multiple popups are automatically arranged on the screen and the arrangement origin and direction can be customized.
Popups can be displayed using slide, fade or a combination of slide-fade animation with complete customization of animation properties and various slide styles.
Popups can also be shown at programmer-defined locations on the screen.
Popups can have a close button and an options button with the ability to automatically show a contextmenu when the options button is clicked
Popups can be dragged around in Office2003 style by the gripper bar.
A simple yet comprehensive API consisting of properties, methods and events allows complete customization and advanced control over the behavior.

ShellNotifyIcon
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Displays icons in the shell tray notification area.
Supports animation with complete control over the animation properties.
Supports multiple icons – a different icon can be shown at different times depending on the state of your application.
Automatically display a context menu when the icon is clicked or right-clicked.
Supports balloon style infotips when the icon is added to the system tray.
Displays a tooltip when the mouse moves over the icon.
A simple yet comprehensive API consisting of properties, methods and events allows complete customization and advanced control over the behavior.

TaskDialog
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Full support for the new Vista task dialogs.
Comprehensive task dialog features and functionality exposed via a simple set of methods, properties and events.
Supports all task dialog features including progress bars, buttons, radio buttons, expando buttons and more.

SystemHotKey
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Define system wide hotkeys which are listened for even when your application is not the active application.
Full design-time support allows easy definition of the hotkey at design time.
Hotkey can be enabled/disabled.

TaskScheduler
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Total control of the Windows Task Scheduler service
Create, modify or delete tasks on local and remote computers.
Add or delete a variety of triggers (event triggers, date/time triggers) from tasks.
Simple yet powerful API for easy access to all features of the Task Scheduler.

ShellLink
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Allows applications to read, modify and create new shortcut/ shellinks (*.lnk files) through a simple set of properties and methods.

UrlLink
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Allows applications to read, modify and create new internet shortcuts (*.url files) through a simple set of properties and methods.