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NotifyIcon Component (Windows Forms)

Visual Studio .NET 2003

The Windows Forms NotifyIcon component displays icons in the status notification area of the taskbar for processes that run in the background and would not otherwise have user interfaces. An example would be a virus protection program that can be accessed by clicking an icon in the status notification area of the taskbar.

In This Section

Introduction to the Windows Forms NotifyIcon Component
Introduces the general concepts of the NotifyIcon component, which allows users to see icons for processes running in the background that do not have a user interface.
Adding Application Icons to the TaskBar with the Windows Forms NotifyIcon Component
Provides steps for setting the icon displayed by the NotifyIcon component.
Associating a Context Menu with a Windows Forms NotifyIcon Component
Provides steps for adding a context menu to a NotifyIcon component so that it provides a menu of commands when a user right-clicks it.

Related Sections

Controls You Can Use On Windows Forms
Provides a complete list of Windows Forms controls, with links to information on their use.
NotifyIcon Class
Provides reference information on the NotifyIcon class and its members.
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