Windows XP Balloon Tips?

Dave Brueck dave at
Mon Oct 11 21:47:04 CEST 2004

Dave Benjamin wrote:
> In article <mailman.4714.1097514475.5135.python-list at>, Dave Brueck wrote:
>>Yep, very possible - we use it in one of our apps (the internal debate wrt 
>>whether or not we should have a tray icon is another story ;-) ). If you just 
>>need to display the balloons then you can use ctypes to call the 
>>shell32.Shell_NotifyIconA function (Google for NotifyIcon on MSDN to learn the 
>>gory details).
> Just out of curiosity, is there a way to do this also from PythonWin
> (without having ctypes installed)?

I haven't used pywin32 in a long time, but ASPN says Shell_NotifyIcon is supported:

So: probably doable, haven't tried it though.


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