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For the Experts: What's the best way to create a Tray pop-up like Trillian/Msn has?

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I'm making a program that's centered around networking, and shows most of its information through TrayTip's right now because well... It's the most asthetically appealing to general users who multi-task.

But.. TrayTip's in autoit aren't clickable to my understanding, and I'm not that knowledgable (but getting there) to do it in C# or C++ as fast as I can in Autoit.

So.. can any experts tell me?

1.) Ever seen the nofications that Trillian Astra or Windows Live Messenger (Msn) has? How do they do that? Is it just a small GUI Or Drawn Rectange that is redrawn pixel by pixel from bottom-top so that it 'appears' as a tray tip? What do you guys think?

2.) Off-topic: Does anyone know of a good C# or C++ Library out there that helps create GUI's easily like autoit kinda does..? (Non-existant, right?)

Thx guys! Just eagar to learn.

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Not sure if I count as an Expert, but go and look at this thread where you will find a pretty comprehensive Toast function which should enable you to do what you want.


Any of my own code posted anywhere on the forum is available for use by others without any restriction of any kind._______My UDFs:


ArrayMultiColSort ---- Sort arrays on multiple columns
ChooseFileFolder ---- Single and multiple selections from specified path treeview listing
Date_Time_Convert -- Easily convert date/time formats, including the language used
ExtMsgBox --------- A highly customisable replacement for MsgBox
GUIExtender -------- Extend and retract multiple sections within a GUI
GUIFrame ---------- Subdivide GUIs into many adjustable frames
GUIListViewEx ------- Insert, delete, move, drag, sort, edit and colour ListView items
GUITreeViewEx ------ Check/clear parent and child checkboxes in a TreeView
Marquee ----------- Scrolling tickertape GUIs
NoFocusLines ------- Remove the dotted focus lines from buttons, sliders, radios and checkboxes
Notify ------------- Small notifications on the edge of the display
Scrollbars ----------Automatically sized scrollbars with a single command
StringSize ---------- Automatically size controls to fit text
Toast -------------- Small GUIs which pop out of the notification area


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