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How to make Balloon tips ?

You know those little balloon tips that come out of your task bar- like for
example when Windows warns you about window supdates being available? I'd
like to create some of those from my C# app...

Can you tell me how?

I want to use it to notify users of an event while my program is running in
the background (possibly as a service) and it would be really nice if I can
add clickable links in that blaloon tip to open a window for details. Alot of
apps are starting to use this method to communicate with the user and I like
it... Anti virus scanners and software firewalls among some examples...
Aug 16 '06 #1
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Hi,

In the 2.0 framework check out the System.Windows.Forms.ToolTip class. Set IsBalloon to true. I don't think there is built-in
support for balloon tooltips with links in the framework.

In earlier framework versions you must use interop if you want to use the system balloon tip but it's probably not worth the effort.
There are third party managed and non-managed balloon tips available on the net. Maybe some of them support links.

If you want an icon in the tray use the NotifyIcon component. In the 2.0 framework NotifyIcon has intrinsic support for balloon
tips without having to explicitly use a ToolTip class, but I don't think there is support for links.

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Dave Sexton

"MrNobody" <Mr******@discussions.microsoft.comwrote in message news:5B**********************************@microsof t.com...
You know those little balloon tips that come out of your task bar- like for
example when Windows warns you about window supdates being available? I'd
like to create some of those from my C# app...

Can you tell me how?

I want to use it to notify users of an event while my program is running in
the background (possibly as a service) and it would be really nice if I can
add clickable links in that blaloon tip to open a window for details. Alot of
apps are starting to use this method to communicate with the user and I like
it... Anti virus scanners and software firewalls among some examples...

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