How to create a window with the text of the taskbar but no title bar


How can I make my window not have a title bar but appear in the task bar with some descriptive text? If you set the Form's .Text property then .net gives it a title bar, which I don't want.

        this.ControlBox = false;
        this.FormBorderStyle = System.Windows.Forms.FormBorderStyle.FixedDialog;
        this.MaximizeBox = false;
        this.MinimizeBox = false;
        this.ShowInTaskbar = true;
        this.Text = "My title for task bar";

I've found a partial solution, to override CreateParams:

    protected override System.Windows.Forms.CreateParams CreateParams
            System.Windows.Forms.CreateParams cp = base.CreateParams;
            cp.Style &= ~0x00C00000; // WS_CAPTION
            return cp;

However this causes my window to be resized as if they have a title bar, ie it's taller than it should be. Is there any good solution to this?

One approach to look into might be to set the FormBorderStyle property of your Form to None (instead of FixedDialog).

The drawback to this approach is that you lose the borders of your window as well as the Titlebar. A result of this is that you lose the form repositioning/resizing logic that you normally get "for free" with Windows Forms; you would need to deal with this by implementing your own form move/resize logic in the form's MouseDown and MouseMove event handlers.

I would also be interested to hear about better solutions.