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Posted 12 May 2007


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A little tool to show some system informations

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12 May 2007CPOL1 min read
This small tool shows some real-time system information, such as network speed, CPU utilization, time period and so on on the screen .

Screenshot - sysinfo.jpg

Screenshot - sioption.jpg


I do not know whether someone like me like to open the Task Manager at any time to check the CPU utilization. This small tool can displays network speeds, CPU usage, date, time and other information on the screen, and historical data can be a chart showing.


  • Content can be customized, predefined macros can be used.
  • Appearance(Colors, font and so on) can be customized.
  • Auto snap to screen border when moving the main window.
  • Auto hide when the main window snap to scren border.
  • Historical data can be showen as charts.
  • Popuped historical data chart.

How to Use

Just double click the SysInfo.exe.

Right click on the main window, select "Option", you can customize the apperance and contents. Some predefined macro(leading and endding with a '%') can be used. between macro strings, you can input any content, they will be showen as they are.


This program compiled with WTL 8 beta 7108. If you want to compile the source code, you must have the WTL correctly installed. There's a difference between WTL 8 beta 7108 and elder version: only one parameter for the handle function of WM_TIMER, so if you compile this program with earlier version of WTL, you may get errors.


2007-05-12 Version 1.0.


This is my first WTL based program. It's used some others' work:

Tim Smith: Color Picker for WTL with XP themes

Dudi Avramov: How to get CPU usage by performance counters

dswigger: Really cool visual FX

Robert Edward Caldecott: WTL Tray Icon Template



This article, along with any associated source code and files, is licensed under The Code Project Open License (CPOL)


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GeneralNicely partitioned code. Good work! Pin
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