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The WPF notify icon or system tray icon displays information from the notification area of desktop. It can be used as a tooltip, notification, or balloon message. It supports different animations and shapes for notification.

WPF notify icon with information, error, and warning messages

Balloon Tip Icon

The WPF notify icon control has the option to set balloon tip icons such as warnings, info, errors, and none. It has the option to display a balloon tip header.

Balloon Tip Shapes

The WPF notify icon control has options to set various balloon tip shapes such as balloon, rectangle, and rounded rectangle.

WPF notify icon shapes

Customized notify icon for WPF


Custom colors can be applied to the header and the information area of the notification icon.

WPF Notify Icon Code Example

Easily get started with the WPF Notify Icon using a few simple lines of XAML and C# code example as demonstrated below. Also explore our WPF Notify Icon Example that shows you how to render and configure the Notify Icon in WPF.

<syncfusion:NotifyIcon Name="notify" Header="NotifyIcon" Height="80"  Width="150" Icon="Image\NotifyIcon.jpg" Text="Notify me"/>
NotifyIcon notifyIcon = new NotifyIcon();
notifyIcon.Icon = new BitmapImage(new Uri("Image/unnamed.jpg", UriKind.RelativeOrAbsolute));
this. Content = notifyIcon;


Frequently Asked Questions

The Syncfusion WPF Notify Icon provides the following:

  • Notify users with a message when a specific event occurs.
  • Use various transitions and shapes for notification.
  • Display notification at any side and position of the screen.
  • One of the best WPF Notify Icon in the market that offers feature-rich UI to interact with the software.
  • Touch-friendly and responsive UI.
  • Simple configuration and API.
  • Extensive demos, documentation to learn quickly and get started with WPF Notify Icon.

You can find our WPF Notify Icon demo on

GitHub location.

App center location.

Microsoft location.

No, this is a commercial product and requires a paid license. However, a free community license is also available for companies and individuals whose organizations have less than $1 million USD in annual gross revenue, 5 or fewer developers, and 10 or fewer total employees.

A good place to start would be our comprehensive getting started documentation.

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