I am using C# WinForms. I am looking for some UI control to display notifications near a button.
Illustration of the popup notification
The desired behaviors are:
1. Behave similar to balloon ToolTip (System.Windows.Forms.ToolTip): Can display near the control. The difference is that I need to display without hovering my mouse cursor over the control
2. Behave similar to System.Windows.Forms.NotifyIcon: Can display the notification for some time and then hide. The difference is that I want to display in my own application, not at the lower right corner of the desktop.
My google result indicates that balloon ToolTip cannot be modified to pop up without mouse over, neither can I modify the NotifyIcon to show the notification window at a custom location.
Please advise if Actipro has any existing UI components that has this behavior. My other options is to write my own control, which would be a Form shown near my button, but I want to solicit in the forum for existing solutions first.