H.NotifyIcon.PopupMenus 2.0.58

.NET 5.0 .NET Standard 2.0 .NET Framework 4.5.1
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dotnet add package H.NotifyIcon.PopupMenus --version 2.0.58
NuGet\Install-Package H.NotifyIcon.PopupMenus -Version 2.0.58
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<PackageReference Include="H.NotifyIcon.PopupMenus" Version="2.0.58" />
For projects that support PackageReference, copy this XML node into the project file to reference the package.
paket add H.NotifyIcon.PopupMenus --version 2.0.58
#r "nuget: H.NotifyIcon.PopupMenus, 2.0.58"
#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.PopupMenus as a Cake Addin
#addin nuget:?package=H.NotifyIcon.PopupMenus&version=2.0.58

// Install H.NotifyIcon.PopupMenus as a Cake Tool
#tool nuget:?package=H.NotifyIcon.PopupMenus&version=2.0.58


** 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 Core 3.1/.Net 5/.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 framework 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.



Nuget Nuget Nuget Nuget

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="http://www.hardcodet.net/taskbar" // WPF
    xmlns:tb="using:H.NotifyIcon" // WinUI
        ContextMenu="{StaticResource TrayMenu}"
        TrayPopup="{StaticResoure 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: <img width="15" alt="image" src="https://user-images.githubusercontent.com/3002068/163721411-1388f2b4-a039-4b4a-8114-f74bfc8835ba.png">

<tb:TaskbarIcon GeneratedIconText="❤️" GeneratedIconForeground="Red">

Example 2: <img width="14" alt="image" src="https://user-images.githubusercontent.com/3002068/163721399-cbfd0286-d2d4-4b40-b3f3-388c9613f535.png">


Example 3: <img width="19" alt="image" src="https://user-images.githubusercontent.com/3002068/163721367-dc6878df-3ec2-4288-b699-cf664894e1b1.png">

    GeneratedIconFontFamily="Segoe UI Emoji"

Example 4: <img width="18" alt="image" src="https://user-images.githubusercontent.com/3002068/163723782-8b135584-8b35-401e-926e-0fe0e7aa801e.png">

        <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:
<img width="412" alt="image" src="https://user-images.githubusercontent.com/3002068/163700588-eb2ad5f2-45d0-4b6f-ad39-c66f96202cb5.png">

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. <img width="174" alt="image" src="https://user-images.githubusercontent.com/3002068/164977047-e8497047-0c6d-4f99-b160-bc1c1a1a6c3f.png">
  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

The minimum supported version of the .Net Framework is 4.5.1.
So in some cases to build the project you will need to install this -


You can get answers to your questions in my discord support channel:

Product Versions
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.NET Core netcoreapp2.0 netcoreapp2.1 netcoreapp2.2 netcoreapp3.0 netcoreapp3.1
.NET Standard netstandard2.0 netstandard2.1
.NET Framework net451 net452 net46 net461 net462 net463 net47 net471 net472 net48 net481
MonoAndroid monoandroid
MonoMac monomac
MonoTouch monotouch
Tizen tizen40 tizen60
Xamarin.iOS xamarinios
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Xamarin.TVOS xamarintvos
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⭐ Last 10 features:
- feat: To latest DependencyPropertyGenerator. 2022-07-26
- feat: add ContextMenuMode.SecondWindow theme change handler. 2022-07-21
- feat: add ContextMenuMode.SecondWindow theme change handler. 2022-07-21
- feat: Updated Microsoft.Windows.CsWin32. 2022-07-19
- feat: Added routed events for WinUI/Uno platforms. 2022-07-17
- feat: Moved GeneratedIcon properties to separated class. 2022-07-15
- feat: Fixed ContextMenuMode.SecondWindow window size calculation. 2022-07-15
- feat: To DependencyPropertyGenerator. 2022-06-23
- feat: Added pickup right icon size from icon stream. 2022-05-24
- feat: Added PopupPlacement/PopupOffset properties. 2022-05-24

🐞 Last 10 bug fixes:
- fix: Fixed Id/CustomName properties. 2022-07-27
- fix: Fixed bug when ActualThemeChanged. 2022-07-21
- fix: Updated to use latest DependencyPropertyGenerator. 2022-07-15
- fix: Converted read-only dependency properties. 2022-06-24
- fix: Fixed bug with GeneratedIconBorderThickness. 2022-06-24
- fix: Fixed MessageWindow.TaskbarCreated event. 2022-05-24
- fix: Fixed Uno build. 2022-04-27
- fix: Fixed some TryCreate exceptions. 2022-04-24
- fix(WinUI): Fixed ContextMenu double right click animation bug. 2022-04-23
- fix: Fixed Uno build. 2022-04-23