TrayIcon

Overview

The TrayIcon control allows an Avalonia application to display an icon and a native menu in the system tray. It is supported on Windows, macOS and some Linux distributions (confirmed to work on Ubuntu).

Properties

Property
Description
Icon
Icon to display on the tray, from the assets
ToolTipText
Text displayed upon hovering the icon

Menu

The TrayIcon is used with a NativeMenu. It has the same capabilities and can be used with commands, according to the MVVM design pattern.

Example usage

In the Application.xaml file :
<TrayIcon.Icons>
<TrayIcons>
<TrayIcon Icon="/Assets/test_icon.ico" ToolTipText="Avalonia Tray Icon ToolTip">
<TrayIcon.Menu>
<NativeMenu>
<NativeMenuItem Header="Settings">
<NativeMenu>
<NativeMenuItem Header="Option 1" ToggleType="Radio" IsChecked="True" Command="{Binding ToggleCommand}" />
<NativeMenuItem Header="Option 2" ToggleType="Radio" IsChecked="True" Command="{Binding ToggleCommand}" />
<NativeMenuItemSeparator />
<NativeMenuItem Header="Option 3" ToggleType="CheckBox" IsChecked="True" Command="{Binding ToggleCommand}" />
<NativeMenuItem Icon="/Assets/test_icon.ico" Header="Restore Defaults" Command="{Binding ToggleCommand}" />
<NativeMenuItem Header="Disabled option" IsEnabled="False" />
</NativeMenu>
</NativeMenuItem>
<NativeMenuItem Header="Exit" Command="{Binding ExitCommand}" />
</NativeMenu>
</TrayIcon.Menu>
</TrayIcon>
</TrayIcons>
</TrayIcon.Icons>
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