In this Article, I will tell you guys, how to minimize the form in Taskbar Using NotifyIcon in Windows Forms using C#.NET:
To minimize windows form to system tray, follow these steps.
1. Create your new C# project.
2. From the toolbox, drag the NotifyIcon to your form.
3. On your Form_Load event, copy and paste the following code:
private void Form1_Load(object sender, EventArgs e)
notifyIcon1.BalloonTipText = "This application was minimized to tray";
notifyIcon1.BalloonTipTitle = "My Sample Application";
//Display the Notify Baloon for 1 second
//Set the WindowState in Minimized Mode
WindowState = FormWindowState.Minimized;
Then on Form_Resize event, add this code.
private void Form1_Resize(object sender, EventArgs e)
//On minimize mode, show the form in System Tray only
if (FormWindowState.Minimized == WindowState)
Now to restore the form upon double-click on NotifyIcon control.
private void notifyIcon1_MouseDoubleClick(object sender, MouseEventArgs e)
//Display the Form in normal state
WindowState = FormWindowState.Normal;