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Posted 17 Dec 2005

ADSS Tray Popup Window

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Allows to display information popup window above tray area.

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Tray popup is a free .NET component to display information window above tray area. It works almost like standard windows 2k/xp balloons, but have more impressive look, place for icon and title. Also information window have customizable gradient background and level of transparency.

How to use

The control is easy to use. Just add it to a form in design mode. After that you can setup properties:

  • Width and Height of information window
  • Bottom and Top color of gradient background, you can use the same colors to make solid background
  • Define opacity (0-100)
  • Select Font and text Color
  • Select Icon for window, information system icon by default
  • Setup display duration (in seconds)

After that you can call method


size=2>ShowWindow(</FONT><FONT color=#0000ff size=2>string</FONT><FONT size=2> 
messageToShow, </FONT><FONT color=#0000ff size=2>string</FONT><FONT size=2> 

<FONT size=2>
<P><BR><FONT face=Verdana color=#000000>And that's all! Pretty information 
window appears!</FONT></P></FONT>


The library presented in this article is freeware software.

Additional Information

Any additional information on Tray Popup as well as its latest versions can be obtained at 


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Dmitry Salko
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Ukraine Ukraine
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Comments and Discussions

GeneralProblem in Tray Popup Pin
renata yasa putra2-May-06 18:38
memberrenata yasa putra2-May-06 18:38 
GeneralRe: Problem in Tray Popup Pin
Member 129825020-Mar-09 0:22
memberMember 129825020-Mar-09 0:22 
I came to know about this article last week. I don't know what was your environment when you posted this problem but I also faced exactly the same issue with VS 2005 (i.e. .NET 2.0). I managed to solve this with minor code changes.

Change# 1. Just goto ShowWindow in TrayPopup.cs and replace dlg.Show() with dlg.ShowDialog().

Change# 2. Another code change which you may want to do is to call this.Dispose(); while closing the MessageForm. i.e. the MessageForm.cs should look like

private void timer1_Tick(object sender, System.EventArgs e)
post above change you need to remove "dlg.Visible = true;" from ShowWindow() in TrayPopup.cs.

Since it is more than 2 years you posted this problem so I am not expecting you to be still connected with this issue but in case anyone else is looking for some inputs/solution then I guess it will be helpful for them.

Ishwar Jindal
QuestionMulitple Notifications after another? Pin
K32121-Dec-05 4:04
memberK32121-Dec-05 4:04 
AnswerRe: Mulitple Notifications after another? Pin
Dmitry Salko21-Dec-05 7:54
memberDmitry Salko21-Dec-05 7:54 
GeneralRe: Mulitple Notifications after another? Pin
K32121-Dec-05 8:29
memberK32121-Dec-05 8:29 
GeneralGenghis pop-up Pin
Ramon Smits19-Dec-05 0:13
memberRamon Smits19-Dec-05 0:13 
GeneralRe: Genghis pop-up Pin
Dmitry Salko19-Dec-05 11:07
memberDmitry Salko19-Dec-05 11:07 
AnswerRe: Genghis pop-up Pin
Ramon Smits19-Dec-05 22:17
memberRamon Smits19-Dec-05 22:17 
GeneralCome on, give us some more . . . Pin
T-luv17-Dec-05 9:16
memberT-luv17-Dec-05 9:16 
GeneralRe: Come on, give us some more . . . Pin
Dmitry Salko19-Dec-05 11:11
memberDmitry Salko19-Dec-05 11:11 

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