While the new SharePoint 2010 Dialog framework is great for modal interaction with the end user, there are times when a quick non-modal notification or a semi-permanent status message is more appropriate. The great news is that SP 2010 already ships with an OOTB Notification and Status framework in addition to the dialogs.

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Notifications show up on the top-right of a page and by default show for 5 seconds.

Status
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Status messages are semi-permanent and stay on the screen until cleared

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3 Responses to SharePoint 2010 Notifications & Statuses

  1. Vijay Kumar says:

    Hi Pranav,
    Where to put your code for notifications.
    SP.UI.Notify.addNotification(“Custom Notification (5 sec)”, false);

    SP Designer will do the job?

    Vijay

  2. Pranav says:

    Vijay,
    Designer should suffice – it really depends on how you want to trigger it. Here is an example where clicking a button directly invokes the notification-
    <asp:button ID=”Notifier” runat=”server” Text=”Click Here to Show Notification” OnClientClick=”javascript:SP.UI.Notify.addNotification(‘Custom Notification (5 sec)’, false)” />

    Alternatively, you can also create a generic javascript function within a script block in your masterpage header or page layout main content placeholder.
    -Pranav

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