MSN Messenger like Tray Balloon

This simple class CTBalloon which is derived from CWnd can be used to show the tray balloon similiar to the one that appears with MSN messenger. I have used the CGradiant class which appeard in the artile Enhanced ProgressBar Control v1.1 by Yury Goltsman.

The following snippet shows how easy it is to use the class and incorporate it into your applications.

CTBalloon * pballoon = new CTBalloon(150,100);
pballoon->SetText("Hello World - This is a sample message");

The following are the various functions of the class.

CTBalloon(UINT nWidth, UINT nHeight) : Constructor, nWidth and nHeight are the dimensions of the balloon window. void SetText(CString str) : Sets the text that will be shown on the balloon window void SetLifeTime(UINT secs) : Sets the life time in seconds of the window. BOOL CreateAndShow() : Creates the window and shows the animated balloon window. The window will be destroyed by itself.

Please let me know of any problems or improvements. Thanks and good luck.


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  • Rc2 problem

    Posted by Legacy on 04/26/2003 12:00am

    Originally posted by: autojack

    It compiles fine if you comment out the .rc2 in the main rc file and copy any old icon into res/trayballoon.ico.

    Good work.

  • Good work

    Posted by Legacy on 03/31/2003 12:00am

    Originally posted by: Sambath

    U have done a good work ..
    But if there r more than one window, positioning is not proper and windows overlap.
    I suggest following code changes in CreateAndShow function
    Change these line to
    rect.left = m_screen_rect.right - m_nWidth - 10 - (m_sActiveCount * 10) ;
    rect.right = m_screen_rect.right - 10 - (m_sActiveCount * 10);

    rect.left = m_screen_rect.right - m_nWidth - 10 - ((m_sActiveCount * m_nWidth) + 10) ;
    rect.right = m_screen_rect.right - 10 - ((m_sActiveCount *m_nWidth) + 10);

  • Not perfect

    Posted by Legacy on 12/20/2002 12:00am

    Originally posted by: Deepak

    If you move your taskbar to top of screen balloon still remains at down right corner

  • how do u get this box to work with msn messenger

    Posted by Legacy on 04/01/2002 12:00am

    Originally posted by: avi

    how can i get this box to work with msn messenger and how can i change the size and text inside the box thnx

  • APTECH Computer Education Sialkot

    Posted by Legacy on 03/06/2002 12:00am

    Originally posted by: APTECH

    Excellent work

  • Great :)

    Posted by Legacy on 02/07/2002 12:00am

    Originally posted by: Farida

    Well I think that your work is great , but I have a question, do you know if is possible to add controls like buttons or maybe images ???? Thabks you for everything


    Posted by Legacy on 01/22/2002 12:00am

    Originally posted by: Sajjad Tufail

    Excellent work and search regarding to these precion techniques

  • How to htm view

    Posted by Legacy on 01/19/2002 12:00am

    Originally posted by: fatih


    How can I add a folder or a html folder which is on internet on the CTBallon browser?

  • Great Job

    Posted by Legacy on 11/06/2001 12:00am

    Originally posted by: Amarnath Yara

    Hi, This is just great. Congrats.


  • Need 'TrayBalloon.rc2' file

    Posted by Legacy on 11/05/2001 12:00am

    Originally posted by: faith Choi

    Can I get 'TrayBalloon.rc' file?

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