Creating a new form, then drag a NotifyIcon control from the Visual Studio toolbox into your form designer.
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Next, Click the arrow icon on NotifyIcon, then select an icon.
Adding a Load event handler to your form allows you to set title and content for the notifyicon.
private void frmSystemTray_Load(object sender, EventArgs e)
notifyIcon1.BalloonTipText = "Application Minimized.";
notifyIcon1.BalloonTipTitle = "FoxLearn";
Adding a Resize event handler to your form allows you to check the status of the window if it is minimized we will display the notification icon in the system tray.
private void frmSystemTray_Resize(object sender, EventArgs e)
if (this.WindowState == FormWindowState.Minimized)
ShowInTaskbar = false;
notifyIcon1.Visible = true;
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Adding a MouseDoubleClick event handler to the NotifyIcon allows you to hide the NotifyIcon, then display your form.
private void notifyIcon1_MouseDoubleClick(object sender, MouseEventArgs e)
ShowInTaskbar = true;
notifyIcon1.Visible = false;
WindowState = FormWindowState.Normal;
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When you run and minimize apps you'll see a notification in the system tray.
Through this c# example, i showed you how to create a system tray icon in a windows application using c#.