Many applications choose to display a small icon in the taskbar notification area. This is the area beside the clock - a lot of times you will have icons there for changing the volume or your antivirus program will many times be in this area. Visual Basic 6 does not have an easy way for us to put our application in the taskbar notification area. Infact many companies have created Active X controls to make this easier. However, instead of spending money on one of these controls, this VB6 source code sample will show you how you can do this using just Windows API calls. If you would like a step by step guide on how to do this check out this tutorial: Display a VB program in the system tray by the clock using APIs Tutorial.