Toast++ v1.1 A set of C++ classes to
provide an encapsulation for Toast Notifications for Desktop Win32 applications
These are the popups you see from Windows normally in the bottom right of the
screen which accumulate into Action Center. These toast notification APIs are exposed
as Windows Runtime interfaces but can be used from standard Desktop Win32 applications
with some work. The Toast++ classes ease this integration process.
The classes provided are as follows:
CManager provides a class based encapsulation of an IToastNotifier
Windows Runtime interface as well as helper functionality for integrating Win32
applications with Toast Notifications.
CToast provides a class based encapsulation of an IToastNotification
Windows Runtime interface as well as support for callback notification through this
interface. It also provides a method to setup the toast UI via an XML string parameter.
CContent provides a class which allows you to create the XML
for toasts using C++ classes and member variables. For more information on the detailed
Toast schema, please see
CAdaptiveGroup, CAdaptiveImage, CAdaptiveSubgroup,
CAdaptiveText, CAppLogo, CAttributionText,
CAudio, CButton, CButtonDismiss,
CButtonSnooze, CContextMenuItem, CGenericBinding,
CGenericImage, CGenericText, CHeroImage,
CProgressBar, CSelectionBox, CSelectionBoxItem,
CTextBox, CVisual & CWin81Binding
are all the sub classes used by CContent.
An example of the demo app running along with a couple of popped toasts is shown
The enclosed zip file contains the Toast++
source code and a VC 2013 MFC dialog based application which demonstrates most of
the classes functionality.
- Provides one C++ Header only module to encapsulate the Windows Toast Notifications
most useful to desktop developers. Specifically ToastPP::CToast encapsulates
Windows::UI::Notifications::ToastNotification WinRT class and ToastPP:CManager
- The demo app also includes a fully worked example of using
INotificationActivationCallback to implement a COM server which gets notifications
from Action Center in your Desktop Win32 application.
- Included in the download is a VC 2013 MFC dialog based application which
exercises the Toast++ classes functionality as well as allowing you to try out
different style toasts. The toast samples provided in the demo app are based
on the samples included in the
Notifications Visualizer for Windows 10 store application.
- You are allowed to include the source code in any product (commercial, shareware,
freeware or otherwise) when your product is released in binary form.
- You are allowed to modify the source code in any way you want except you
cannot modify the copyright details at the top of each module.
- If you want to distribute source code with your application, then you are
only allowed to distribute versions released by the author. This is to maintain
a single distribution point for the source code.
23 January 2018
- Added a number of missing files to the download. Thanks to Mikko Saariki
for reporting this issue.
V1.1 (24 June 2017)
- Provision of a number of new classes which provide a C++ object based
way of creating the XML for toast notifications instead of having to specify
XML text directly. This functionality is based on the UWP Community Toolkit
Notifications package. Currently these classes uses MSXML6 rather than the
UWP XML parser as I was unable to get the UWP parser to operate correctly.
If you know how to fix this, please let me know and I will look into
reworking the code.
V1.0 (3 June 2017)