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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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QuestionPopup notification in right corner in Pin
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Questionproblem Pin
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QuestionNeed multiple popup that should be closed only on close click Pin
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GeneralMy vote of 1 Pin
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QuestionPopup and MessageBox (modal dialog) Pin
nikda24-Nov-15 20:25
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Bugpopup is shown in secondary screen Pin
karadogan3-Nov-15 8:03
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QuestionChange Position of Notification Window Pin
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QuestionSwitching through more messages at one notification Pin
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QuestionI'm getting this error when loading Project, Please Help Pin
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GeneralMy vote of 3 Pin
BillWoodruff11-Dec-14 4:39
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NewsImprovements PopupNotifierCollection Pin
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GeneralRe: Improvements PopupNotifierCollection Pin
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QuestionI try to add PopupNotifierCollection into the project but it's not working it show only item 2 Pin
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AnswerRe: I try to add PopupNotifierCollection into the project but it's not working it show only item 2 Pin
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QuestionSteals focus - but that can be fixed Pin
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GeneralExcellent Post.. Thanks a lot! Pin
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GeneralNicely done Pin
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QuestionNotificationWindow.dll on Windows 8.1 Pin
bilgen7-Feb-14 2:37
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AnswerRe: NotificationWindow.dll on Windows 8.1 Pin
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GeneralRe: My vote of 3 - it can be fixed Pin
RenniePet9-Aug-14 18:07
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QuestionHow do you miniize the windows? Pin
Jacques.Williams31-Aug-13 0:49
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QuestionWhat about resize the window for longer messages? Pin
seba02011-Aug-13 22:06
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BugProblem in notifier Pin
Ganesh999911-Jun-13 2:10
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SuggestionMultipe notifications Pin
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QuestionIs this possible in web form? Pin
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QuestionWorks great! Question: Pin
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QuestionCan't quite get this to work. Pin
Member 835601925-Aug-12 9:12
memberMember 835601925-Aug-12 9:12 
Followed the instructions but I get the following error when I try to use it.

"'popup' is not a member of 'System.Windows.Forms' "

In reference to the line: NotifyIcon1.popup()
GeneralThanks Pin
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