NotifyIcon.BalloonTipIcon Property

Note: This property is new in the .NET Framework version 2.0.

Gets or sets the icon to display on the balloon tip associated with the NotifyIcon.

Namespace: System.Windows.Forms
Assembly: System.Windows.Forms (in

public ToolTipIcon BalloonTipIcon { get; set; }
/** @property */
public ToolTipIcon get_BalloonTipIcon ()

/** @property */
public void set_BalloonTipIcon (ToolTipIcon value)

public function get BalloonTipIcon () : ToolTipIcon

public function set BalloonTipIcon (value : ToolTipIcon)

Property Value

The ToolTipIcon to display on the balloon tip associated with the NotifyIcon.

Exception typeCondition


The specified value is not a ToolTipIcon.

The following code example demonstrates how to use the BalloonTipTitle, BalloonTipText, and BalloonTipIcon properties. To run this example, paste the example code into a Windows Form that contains a NotifyIcon named notifyIcon1. Call SetBalloonTip from the form's constructor or Load event-handling method.

private void SetBalloonTip()
    notifyIcon1.Icon = SystemIcons.Exclamation;
    notifyIcon1.BalloonTipTitle = "Balloon Tip Title";
    notifyIcon1.BalloonTipText = "Balloon Tip Text.";
    notifyIcon1.BalloonTipIcon = ToolTipIcon.Error;
    this.Click += new EventHandler(Form1_Click);

void Form1_Click(object sender, EventArgs e) 
    notifyIcon1.Visible = true;


Windows 98, Windows 2000 SP4, Windows CE, Windows Millennium Edition, Windows Mobile for Pocket PC, Windows Mobile for Smartphone, Windows Server 2003, Windows XP Media Center Edition, Windows XP Professional x64 Edition, Windows XP SP2, Windows XP Starter Edition

The .NET Framework does not support all versions of every platform. For a list of the supported versions, see System Requirements.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 2.0

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