H.NotifyIcon.Maui 2.0.124

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dotnet add package H.NotifyIcon.Maui --version 2.0.124
NuGet\Install-Package H.NotifyIcon.Maui -Version 2.0.124
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<PackageReference Include="H.NotifyIcon.Maui" Version="2.0.124" />
For projects that support PackageReference, copy this XML node into the project file to reference the package.
paket add H.NotifyIcon.Maui --version 2.0.124
#r "nuget: H.NotifyIcon.Maui, 2.0.124"
#r directive can be used in F# Interactive and Polyglot Notebooks. Copy this into the interactive tool or source code of the script to reference the package.
// Install H.NotifyIcon.Maui as a Cake Addin
#addin nuget:?package=H.NotifyIcon.Maui&version=2.0.124

// Install H.NotifyIcon.Maui as a Cake Tool
#tool nuget:?package=H.NotifyIcon.Maui&version=2.0.124



** This project is a continuation of the inactive base project to other platforms (WinUI/Uno.Skia.Wpf/Console) - ❤️ https://github.com/hardcodet/wpf-notifyicon ❤️ **

This is an implementation of a NotifyIcon (aka system tray icon or taskbar icon) for .Net 6 WPF/WinUI/Uno.Skia.WPF/Console platforms. It does not just rely on the Windows Forms NotifyIcon component, but is a purely independent control which leverages several features of the WPF/WinUI frameworks in order to display rich tooltips, popups, context menus, and balloon messages. It can be used directly in code or embedded in any XAML file.


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Install-Package H.NotifyIcon.Wpf
Install-Package H.NotifyIcon.WinUI
Install-Package H.NotifyIcon.Uno
Install-Package H.NotifyIcon.Uno.WinUI
# If you need other platforms, you can use this Core library - 
# it allows you to make NotifyIcon even in a console application.
Install-Package H.NotifyIcon
    xmlns:tb="clr-namespace:H.NotifyIcon;assembly=H.NotifyIcon.Wpf" // WPF
    xmlns:tb="using:H.NotifyIcon" // WinUI
        ContextMenu="{StaticResource TrayMenu}"
        TrayPopup="{StaticResource TrayStatusPopup}"
        TrayToolTip="{StaticResource TrayToolTip}"
Efficiency Mode image

Windows 11 introduces a new concept called Efficiency Mode.
Since, basically, this library is intended for applications to exist in the background with the ability to interact through TrayIcon, the library implements an API for this mode:

EfficiencyModeUtilities.SetEfficiencyMode(bool value)
WindowExtensions.Hide(this Window window, enableEfficiencyMode: true) // default value
WindowExtensions.Show(this Window window, disableEfficiencyMode: true) // default value
TaskbarIcon.ForceCreate(bool enablesEfficiencyMode = true) // default value
Generated icons

Example 1: image


Example 2: image


Example 3: image

            FontFamily="Segoe UI Emoji"

Example 4: image

                <LinearGradientBrush StartPoint="0,0" EndPoint="128,128">
                    <GradientStop Color="White" />
                    <GradientStop Color="Red" />
                <LinearGradientBrush StartPoint="0,0" EndPoint="128,128">
                    <GradientStop Color="White" />
                    <GradientStop Color="Red" />
Design-Time Access

It is recommended to pin the designer icon for easy viewing. To do this, go to Taskbar Settings → Other system tray icons and enable this icon:

WinUI Context menu

At the moment, three modes are implemented, each with its own pros and cons.

  1. Based on your MenuFlyout, a Win32 PopupMenu will be created that will call the commands attached to your MenuFlyoutItem. This is the default. image
  2. The menu will be created in your open window, in the corner of the screen.
  3. A second transparent window will be created and used to render the native menu.. At the moment it is in the preview stage. To do this you need to explicitly set ContextMenuMode="SecondWindow"

Availability of various options(depends on the version of WindowsAppSDK you are using):

Option Packaged App Unpackaged App
Transparency 🟢 from 1.1.0-preview 🟢 from 1.1.0-preview
Borderless 🔷 🟢 from 1.1.0-preview
Animations 🟢, but with borders 🟢 from 1.1.0-preview
Submenus 🔷 🔷
Behavior that needs attention
  1. This implementation currently uses the Guid associated with each TrayIcon. The default is a hash function that creates a unique Guid based on the path to your file, because Windows associates the guid with the current path when TrayIcon is registered. The only way to keep the settings when changing the file path is to use Authenticode. Read more here: https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/win32/api/shellapi/ns-shellapi-notifyicondataa#troubleshooting

Sample Apps


Priority place for bugs: https://github.com/HavenDV/H.NotifyIcon/issues\ Priority place for ideas and general questions: https://github.com/HavenDV/H.NotifyIcon/discussions\ I also have a Discord support channel:

Product Compatible and additional computed target framework versions.
.NET net8.0 is compatible.  net8.0-android was computed.  net8.0-browser was computed.  net8.0-ios was computed.  net8.0-maccatalyst was computed.  net8.0-macos was computed.  net8.0-tvos was computed.  net8.0-windows was computed.  net8.0-windows10.0.19041 is compatible. 
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Version Downloads Last updated
2.0.131 128 5/1/2024
2.0.129 114 4/26/2024
2.0.128 96 4/25/2024
2.0.124 1,248 1/3/2024
2.0.123 168 12/2/2023
2.0.122 84 11/30/2023
2.0.118 1,656 9/20/2023
2.0.117 179 9/13/2023
2.0.116 133 9/7/2023
2.0.115 421 8/2/2023
2.0.114 131 8/1/2023
2.0.113 122 8/1/2023
2.0.112 135 7/26/2023
2.0.111 129 7/26/2023
2.0.110 132 7/26/2023

⭐ Last 10 features:
- feat: Updated to net8. 2023-11-13
- feat: Added auto-disposing for MAUI. 2023-09-21
- feat: Added MAUI WinUI Window.Activate() extension. #108. 2023-09-14
- feat: Added MessageWindow.InitMenuPopup event for #105. 2023-09-07
- feat: Added Window ShowInTaskbar and HideInTaskbar extensions. 2023-08-03
- feat: Reworked tooltips. 2023-08-01
- feat: Added ContextFlyout support for MAUI. 2023-07-27
- feat: Updated CsWin32. 2023-07-26
- feat: Added MAUI package. 2023-07-08
- feat: Apply rounded corners to secondWindow 2023-04-05

🐞 Last 10 bug fixes:
- fix: Removed UpdateIcon failed exception. 2024-01-03
- fix: Return net6/net7 support. 2023-12-02
- fix: Fixed warnings. 2023-11-30
- fix: Fixed WinUI. 2023-11-30
- fix: Added UseRidGraph to WinUI. 2023-11-13
- fix: Fixed issues with WindowExtensions.Show(). 2023-09-21
- fix: Fixed problems with latest changes. 2023-08-01
- fix: Disabled central package management. 2023-07-26
- fix: Changed DesktopWindowsManagerMethods to be public. 2023-04-05
- fix: A better size calculation for SecondWindow 2023-04-05