On 12/12/05, listrecv / gmail.com <listrecv / gmail.com> 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.