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What is NotifyIcon?

What is NotifyIcon?

The Windows Forms NotifyIcon component is typically used to display icons for processes that run in the background and do not show a user interface much of the time. An example would be a virus protection program that can be accessed by clicking an icon in the status notification area of the taskbar.

How do I use NotifyIcon?

To create a NotifyIcon we can either user the NotifyIcon class or the Form designer. To add a NotifyIcon to a Windows Forms application, drag a NotifyIcon component to the Toolbox onto a Form. After adding a NotifyIcon, the first thing you would want to do is to add an Icon that would be displayed in the icon tray.

Which method is used to display the NotifyIcon text in the system tray?

ShowBalloonTip method
Try NotifyIcon. ShowBalloonTip method: Displays a balloon tip with the specified title, text, and icon in the taskbar for the specified time period.

How do I show tooltips in Windows?

Drag the ToolTip control from the Toolbox, onto the form. Select the properties of the control you want the tool tip to appear on. Find the property ‘ToolTip on toolTip1’ (the name may not be toolTip1 if you changed it’s default name). Set the text of the property to the tool tip text you would like to display.

What is NotifyIcon in VB net?

A NotifyIcon component is used to add system tray notification functionality to a Windows Forms application. When a n application is ran, an icon will be added to the system tray and we can add double click or menus to the icon to take some actions.

How do I use NotifyIcon in Visual Studio?

Visual Basic NotifyIcon is the right control to implement taskbar notifications. To begin with, Place a NotifyIcon control on your Form1 Design. Click Choose Icon and select any icon file for it. Press F5 to run the application.

How do I add icons to NotifyIcon?

Use Project + Properties, Resources tab. Add your icon there. In your code you can now simply use Properties.

How do I enable tooltips in Visual Studio?

To toggle the tooltips on and off, use the search field (Ctrl+Q) and search for tooltip. Clicking the Toggle Tooltips item in the search result will enable or disable the tooltips and the status bar will reflect the new state.

How do I make a tray icon?

This takes you straight to the Settings > Personalization > Taskbar screen. Scroll down to the “Notification Area” section and click the “Select which icons appear on the taskbar” link. Use the list here to customize which icons appear on the taskbar.

Why should I use WPF?

1 WPF has the ability to separate UI from logic effectively. 2 WPF has an inbuilt storyboarding feature and animation models. 3 Data binding is very much better than with the WinForms application. 4 WPF allows you to handle large data sets because of it has a built-in ‘user interface virtualisation’ feature.

When to use notifyicon and tooltip in C #?

NotifyIcon is used for the system tray icon that you see on the bottom right hand corner of the screen, usage of ToolTip is only for controls such as textboxes, checkboxes and so on…for example, let’s assume there’s a TextBox instance called ‘textBox1’, on the form than this would work: Now, when you mouse-over the textbox, a tooltip is shown…

How to setup notifyicon and balloon tooltip?

Setup NotifyIcon and Balloon Tooltip When the user clicks the close button in the top right corner of the window, we will hide the form and display the icon over the System Tray area. It is at the lower right-hand corner of the Taskbar. NotifyIcon is the control that will make this task easier.

Is it possible to add a hyperlink to the notifyicon tooltip?

Some guys asked me if it is possible to add a hyperlink to the NotifyIcon Balloon Tooltip. It’s not too hard to add it with WinAPI, but an idea was born to embed .NET controls to it. There could be a number of purposes for this. Again, you can add a hyperlink to make a user go to a specified web-site.

What does the notifyicon control do on the tray?

The below table shows important properties of the NotifyIcon Control: This property will store the information text that gets displayed as balloon tooltip text on the tray area. Icon for the tool tip that appears before the balloon tooltip title. A context menu associated to this NotifyIcon Control.

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