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Notification Window

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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)


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Simon B.
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GeneralMy vote of 5 Pin
Edo Tzumer7-Nov-12 18:15
memberEdo Tzumer7-Nov-12 18:15 
QuestionIs this possible in web form? Pin
migsyandoc18-Oct-12 20:23
membermigsyandoc18-Oct-12 20:23 
QuestionWorks great! Question: Pin
Member 938870030-Aug-12 9:07
memberMember 938870030-Aug-12 9:07 
QuestionCan't quite get this to work. Pin
Member 835601925-Aug-12 8:12
memberMember 835601925-Aug-12 8:12 
GeneralThanks Pin
55Cooper5527-May-12 4:11
member55Cooper5527-May-12 4:11 
QuestionExcelent work Pin
boutamen17-May-12 14:56
memberboutamen17-May-12 14:56 
Questionright to left languages Pin
Member 867850629-Apr-12 21:27
memberMember 867850629-Apr-12 21:27 
AnswerRe: right to left languages Pin
Simon B.18-May-12 6:34
memberSimon B.18-May-12 6:34 
All content of the notification window is user drawn, so you have to change the code to make it work with RTL languages.
The window content is drawn in the PopupNotifierForm_Paint method of the PopupNotifierForm.cs class.

QuestionVery nice Pin
Viktor_BVP6-Apr-12 6:57
memberViktor_BVP6-Apr-12 6:57 
QuestionX| Pin
Dimitri7C31-Jan-12 14:02
memberDimitri7C31-Jan-12 14:02 
AnswerRe: Error 1 Assembly generation failed -- Referenced assembly 'PopupNotifier' does not have a strong name Logic Pin
Simon B.18-May-12 6:27
memberSimon B.18-May-12 6:27 
GeneralMy vote of 5 Pin
adrianburns23-Jan-12 2:37
memberadrianburns23-Jan-12 2:37 
QuestionVery nice ! Pin
Wrangly16-Jan-12 10:00
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GeneralMy vote of 5 Pin
Member 30824877-Nov-11 21:25
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QuestionIt Can't MultiplePop? Pin
bbls19833-Nov-11 21:28
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GeneralRe: It Can't MultiplePop? Pin
Member 35263175-Jan-12 8:25
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QuestionIt's not quite finished... Pin
Bill SerGio, The Infomercial King3-Nov-11 19:42
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QuestionNice, but one essential point missing Pin
mav.northwind3-Nov-11 11:37
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AnswerRe: Nice, but one essential point missing Pin
nickeex29-Oct-12 1:21
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GeneralRe: Nice, but one essential point missing Pin
mav.northwind15-Nov-12 18:52
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GeneralRe: Nice, but one essential point missing Pin
RenniePet9-Aug-14 4:20
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GeneralRe: Nice, but one essential point missing Pin
Member 13609522-Jun-15 6:22
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GeneralMy vote of 5 Pin
Wooters3-Nov-11 7:29
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QuestionGreat Work Pin
Abinash Bishoyi3-Nov-11 6:31
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AnswerRe: Great Work Pin
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