Notification Toast Message Service - using DispatcherTimer

The toast notification control is built using the Popup control. The style/formatting of the control can be adjusted to suit your needs. The control is configured to be displayed at the bottom-right corner of your application.

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It makes use of the DispatcherTimer to ping the WCF service for new messages periodically. The WCF service method generates messages with random numbers to demonstrate the arrival of new information.

  [AspNetCompatibilityRequirements(RequirementsMode = AspNetCompatibilityRequirementsMode.Required)]
    public class NotificationService : INotificationService
    {
        public List GetNotifications()
        {
            //sending some random messages
            return new List()
            {                
               new NotificationMessage(){Message= string.Format("There are {0} pending request/s in your queue.",new Random().Next(50))},
               new NotificationMessage(){Message=string.Format("There are {0} request/s awaiting your approval.",new Random().Next(10))}
            };
        }
    }

 You can replace the above code with the actual logic required in your case.


The service returns a list of NotificationMessage objects which acts as the data context to the control.
    public class NotificationMessage
    {
        public string Message{get;set;}
    }

You can further extend the NotificationMessage class to include message type(warning, information, error), message priority etc.

I have attached the sample for your reference.