Windows 7 taskbar features


I’m new to this forum so I apologize if anybody has always asked about this somewhere else.

Windows 7 taskbar API offers a few neat features, among which:

  • progress bar
  • overlay icons
  • thumbnail toolbars

as described here:

Is any of these features currently supported from within ExeOutput for PHP? Or is there any workaround (via calling Windows API) to do it? I would very much like to be able to use the progress bar feature.


No, these features aren’t supported. But maybe in a future version if several users are interested by them.

After a bit of research, I found out that the Windows 7 taskbar functionality is exposed through COM, as defined here:

Since PHP has COM support, it is possible in theory to update the application’s taskbar icon progress status using COM calls. I will post back my findings if I ever get it to work.


this would be nice :slight_smile: