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Report From: Delphi-BCB/VCL/Core VCL Classes/TApplication    [ Add a report in this area ]  
Report #:  96866   Status: Reported
Remove TApplication.MainFormOnTaskbar altogether
Project:  Delphi Build #:  15.0.3890.34076
Version:    15.0 Submitted By:   Remy Lebeau (TeamB)
Report Type:  New Feature Request Date Reported:  7/29/2011 9:21:23 AM
Severity:    Commonly encountered problem Last Updated:
Platform:    All platforms Internal Tracking #:  
Resolution: None  Resolved in Build: : None
Duplicate of:  None
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Total Votes: 141
Description
I'd like to see the TApplication.MainFormOnTaskbar property go away completely. It is a big hack that introduces subtle issues that sometimes have to be disabled.  Every since its introduction, it hasn't quite worked right.  I think it should be replaced with a new TForm.ShowOnTaskbar property instead, and then have it enabled for the MainForm by default.  It is not uncommon to want multiple forms to have their own taskbar buttons, and it would clean up TForm's internal coding since the MainForm would not have to be handled differently from other forms anymore.
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