System Tray ProgressIndicator in Windows Phone 7.5 or Mango phone

Windows Phone 7.5 (Mango) provides a Progress Indicator on System Tray to show progress of async operation.


ProgressIndicator is a dependency object and can be data bind to the System Tray. ProgressIndicator class is defined as below,


Using ProgressIndicator

To use ProgressIndicator, first you need to add the namespace,


And then create it as below,


On the async operation status you can set visibility to false.


Finally you need to set it to the System Tray or Status Bar as below,


Putting all together below listed source code will give you output shown earlier in the post.

using System.Windows.Media;
using Microsoft.Phone.Controls;
using Microsoft.Phone.Shell;
namespace PhoneApp2
public partial class MainPage : PhoneApplicationPage
public MainPage()
SystemTray.SetIsVisible(this, true);
SystemTray.SetOpacity(this, 0.5);
SystemTray.SetBackgroundColor(this, Colors.Black);
SystemTray.SetForegroundColor(this, Colors.Blue);
ProgressIndicator progressIndicator = new ProgressIndicator();
progressIndicator.IsVisible = true;
progressIndicator.IsIndeterminate = true;
progressIndicator.Text = "Hey I am Progress Indicator";
SystemTray.SetProgressIndicator(this, progressIndicator);



In this way you can use system tray progress indicator. I hope this post was useful. Thanks for reading  Smile

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