balloon on a systray icon?  [SOLVED]

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balloon on a systray icon?

Postby MoonKid » Sun Feb 13, 2011 7:29 pm

Is there a way to produce balloon-tips over a systray icon?

Something like "new updates available". You know what I mean?

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Postby Yggi » Mon Feb 14, 2011 1:32 pm

Yes, with

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wxTaskBarIcon::SetIcon(const wxIcon &icon, const wxString &tooltip=wxEmptyString)

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Postby doublemax » Mon Feb 14, 2011 5:34 pm

Method from wxTaskBarIcon, undocumented, probably because it's MSW only:

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    // MSW-specific class methods

    // show a balloon notification (the icon must have been already initialized
    // using SetIcon)
    // title and text are limited to 63 and 255 characters respectively, msec
    // is the timeout, in milliseconds, before the balloon disappears (will be
    // clamped down to the allowed 10-30s range by Windows if it's outside it)
    // and flags can include wxICON_ERROR/INFO/WARNING to show a corresponding
    // icon
    // return true if balloon was shown, false on error (incorrect parameters
    // or function unsupported by OS)
    bool ShowBalloon(const wxString& title,
                     const wxString& text,
                     unsigned msec = 0,
                     int flags = 0);
Use the source, Luke!

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Postby Big Muscle » Thu Feb 17, 2011 9:02 pm

I use this:

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   wxNotificationMessage notify(title, text);
#ifdef __WXMSW__
   // ensure that current taskbar icon is used
   // FIXME: notify.UseTaskBarIcon(mainWindow->getTaskBarIcon());

but this add new icon for each balloon. There's undocumented UseTaskBarIcon function, but your taskbar will be deleted when balloon disappears. i already reported here, but no response -

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