How to show balloon tip message in windows notification center(Windows 11)?

Jojo 20 Reputation points

I use this API (Shell_NotifyIcon(NIM_MODIFY, &m_nidIconData);) to show balloon tip

In windows 10, balloon tip message will show in notification center normally.

In windows 11, balloon tip appear normally but it's message not show in notification center.

In win11, use another api to show message in windows notification center?

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  1. Limitless Technology 42,386 Reputation points

    Hello there,

    If you are flexible with Powershell you can use the below code to achieve this .

    function ShowBalloonTipInfo









    #It must be 'None','Info','Warning','Error'

    $Icon = 'Info'


    Add-Type -AssemblyName System.Windows.Forms

    #So your function would have to check whether there is already an icon that you can reuse.This is done by using a "shared variable", which really is a variable that has "script:" scope.

    if ($script:balloonToolTip -eq $null)


    #we will need to add the System.Windows.Forms assembly into our PowerShell session before we can make use of the NotifyIcon class.

    $script:balloonToolTip = New-Object System.Windows.Forms.NotifyIcon


    $path = Get-Process -id $pid | Select-Object -ExpandProperty Path

    $balloonToolTip.Icon = [System.Drawing.Icon]::ExtractAssociatedIcon($path)

    $balloonToolTip.BalloonTipIcon = $Icon

    $balloonToolTip.BalloonTipText = $Text

    $balloonToolTip.BalloonTipTitle = $Title

    $balloonToolTip.Visible = $true

    #I thought to display the tool tip for one seconds,so i used 1000 milliseconds when I call ShowBalloonTip.



    ShowBalloonTipInfo ("The Notification from Dotnet-helpers : ","Read the latest topics of poweshell from")

    Hope this resolves your Query !!

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  2. Jeanine Zhang-MSFT 7,036 Reputation points Microsoft Vendor


    Welcome to Microsoft Q&A!

    As far as I'm concerned, there is no need to use another API to show message in windows notification center.

    Have you set the Show notifications in notification center for the app?

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    I suggest you could try the official sample to check whether the message is displayed in the notification center.

    I test the code on win11, the message could be displayed in the notification center.

    And you could refer to the Doc: Notifications and the Notification Area

    Thank you.


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