Windows XP Balloon Tips?

Christian dowskimania at
Tue Oct 12 20:18:47 CEST 2004

Harald Massa <cpl.19.ghum at> wrote in message news:<Xns958065DCDDA60cpl19ghumspamgourmet at>...
> Dave Benjamin,
> > Just out of curiosity, is there a way to do this also from PythonWin
> > (without having ctypes installed)?
> the game is called "AnimateWindow".
> I posted a ctypes-programm to pywin32 mailinglist two weeks ago. It just 
> was not robust enough to go into the wiki.

I could be wrong, but I don't think that you need to use AnimateWindow
to do a balloon tip.  In recent versions of PyWin32 a simple call to
win32gui.Shell_NotifyIcon is all you need.

> With build 203 Python win32 extension by Mark Hammond also wrap the 
> AnimateWindow function (on XP), but they came out yesterday so I just read 
> the change notes that they do; did not find a demo. So... please download 
> pywin32 and try :)))

I modified a taskbar icon demo (from the other day to add a balloon tip
to it.  I have the modified demo available at


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