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Notification Window

, 3 Nov 2011 CPOL
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A notification window that appears on the lower right part of the screen.


This is a WinForms component that displays a notification window in the lower right part of the screen. Just like the Outlook new mail notification. There are many possibilities to customize the appearance of the notification window:

  • scroll and/or fade window in and out
  • configure the animation speed and the time the window is displayed
  • display a custom icon
  • set title and content text, font, size, and color
  • set all paddings around icon, title and content
  • optionally display a close button
  • optionally display a button which opens a context menu


This control is based on the CodeProject article An Office 2003-like popup notifier by Nicolas Wälti. I fixed a lot of bugs in the original control and added even more properties for customizing the appearance of the notification window.

Using the code

Using the notification window component is very simple. Just add a reference to "NotificationWindow.dll" to your WinForms project. A new component " will appear in the toolbox. Then drag this component to an existing form.

To show the notification, simply call the "Popup" method. However, normally you want to set some properties first to customize the appearance of the notification window.

popupNotifier1.TitleText = "This is the notification title";
popupNotifier1.ContentText = "This is the notification text";

Take a look at the demo project which shows the usage of most properties!


  • 2011-11-02: v1 released.


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


About the Author

Simon B.
Software Developer Sevitec AG
Switzerland Switzerland
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Comments and Discussions

GeneralMy vote of 5 PinmemberMember 99673255-Apr-13 5:00 
GeneralMy vote of 5 PinmemberZephyk25-Mar-13 8:33 
Questionmultiple windows display PinmemberMember 412115015-Nov-12 5:59 
GeneralMy vote of 5 PinmemberEdo Tzumer7-Nov-12 19:15 
QuestionIs this possible in web form? Pinmembermigsyandoc18-Oct-12 21:23 
QuestionWorks great! Question: PinmemberMember 938870030-Aug-12 10:07 
QuestionCan't quite get this to work. PinmemberMember 835601925-Aug-12 9:12 
GeneralThanks Pinmember55Cooper5527-May-12 5:11 
Thank you for this really cool dll. I was using the old vbpowerpack one which was pretty outdated. This is the business. Many thanks.
QuestionExcelent work Pinmemberboutamen17-May-12 15:56 
Questionright to left languages PinmemberMember 867850629-Apr-12 22:27 
AnswerRe: right to left languages PinmemberSimon B.18-May-12 7:34 
QuestionVery nice PinmemberViktor_BVP6-Apr-12 7:57 
QuestionX| [modified] PinmemberDimitri7C31-Jan-12 15:02 
AnswerRe: Error 1 Assembly generation failed -- Referenced assembly 'PopupNotifier' does not have a strong name Logic PinmemberSimon B.18-May-12 7:27 
GeneralMy vote of 5 Pinmemberadrianburns23-Jan-12 3:37 
QuestionVery nice ! PinmemberWrangly16-Jan-12 11:00 
GeneralMy vote of 5 PinmemberMember 30824877-Nov-11 22:25 
QuestionIt Can't MultiplePop? Pinmemberbbls19833-Nov-11 22:28 
GeneralRe: It Can't MultiplePop? PinmemberMember 35263175-Jan-12 9:25 
QuestionIt's not quite finished... PinmemberBill SerGio, The Infomercial King3-Nov-11 20:42 
QuestionNice, but one essential point missing Pinmembermav.northwind3-Nov-11 12:37 
AnswerRe: Nice, but one essential point missing Pinmembernickeex29-Oct-12 2:21 
GeneralRe: Nice, but one essential point missing Pinmembermav.northwind15-Nov-12 19:52 
GeneralRe: Nice, but one essential point missing PinmemberRenniePet9-Aug-14 5:20 
GeneralMy vote of 5 PinmemberWooters3-Nov-11 8:29 

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