You need a bunch of user space infrastructure. Pre-Vista it could be
done with a user space service, but since then since services run in a
session without Windows, you need an application that gets started at
session start to display stuff there.
Don Burn (MVP, Windows DKD)
Windows Filesystem and Driver Consulting
> -----Original Message-----
> From: firstname.lastname@example.org [mailto:email@example.com]
> Posted At: Wednesday, March 17, 2010 2:17 PM
> Posted To: ntdev
> Conversation: status and error reporting to the notification area
> Subject: status and error reporting to the notification area
> I've noticed some drivers report status to the notification area of
> bar on Win 7.
> Is this directly available to the drivers or is it done with the help
> user .dll?
> I realize this feature can quickly saturate the desktop and developers
> start sending debugging printfs to this interface.
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