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NotificationArea

Updated: August 1, 2012

Applies To: Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 8.1, Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Server 2012, Windows Server 2012 R2

NotificationArea manages settings related to the notification area of the taskbar.

Four notification icons are shown in the visible portion of the notification area on the desktop. By default, these icons are Action Center, Battery—if the system hardware includes battery support—Network, and Volume.

You can select up to two other icons to be visible in the notification area. These other icons will appear in place of the Action Center and Battery icons.

 

PromotedIcon1

Specifies an icon to be visible in the notification area in place of the Action Center icon.

PromotedIcon2

Specifies an icon to be visible in the notification area in place of the Battery icon.

Windows® 8, Windows® 7, Windows Server® 2012, and Windows Server® 2008 R2 editions.

For a list of the Windows® editions and architectures that this component supports, see Microsoft-Windows-Shell-Setup.

The following XML output shows how to promote two other notification icons to be visible in place of the Action Center and Battery icons.

<NotificationArea>
  <PromotedIcon1>
    <Path>%PROGRAMFILES%\Fabrikam\Application1.exe</Path>
    <GUID>{d8742dcb-3e6a-4b3c-b3fe-374623cdcf06}</GUID>
  </PromotedIcon1>
  <PromotedIcon2>
    <Path>%PROGRAMFILES%\Fabrikam\Application2.exe</Path>
    <GUID>{a1bc23cb-3456-bcde-abcd-feb363cacc88}</GUID>
  </PromotedIcon2>
</NotificationArea>

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