Crate notify_rust[][src]

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Desktop Notifications for Rust.

Desktop notifications are popup messages generated to notify the user of certain events.

Platform Support

This library was originally conceived with the XDG notification specification in mind. Since version 3.3 this crate also builds on macOS, however the semantics of the XDG specification and macOS NSNotifications are quite different. Therefore only a very small subset of functions is supported on macOS. Certain methods don’t have any effect there, others will explicitly fail to compile, in these cases you will have to add platform specific toggles to your code. For more see platform differences

Examples

Example 1: Simple Notification

Notification::new()
    .summary("Firefox News")
    .body("This will almost look like a real firefox notification.")
    .icon("firefox")
    .timeout(Timeout::Milliseconds(6000)) //milliseconds
    .show().unwrap();

Example 2: Persistent Notification

Notification::new()
    .summary("Category:email")
    .body("This has nothing to do with emails.\nIt should not go away until you acknowledge it.")
    .icon("thunderbird")
    .appname("thunderbird")
    .hint(Hint::Category("email".to_owned()))
    .hint(Hint::Resident(true)) // this is not supported by all implementations
    .timeout(Timeout::Never) // this however is
    .show().unwrap();

Careful! There are no checks whether you use hints twice. It is possible to set urgency=Low AND urgency=Critical, in which case the behavior of the server is undefined.

Example 3: Ask the user to do something

Notification::new().summary("click me")
                   .action("default", "default")
                   .action("clicked", "click here")
                   .hint(Hint::Resident(true))
                   .show()
                   .unwrap()
                   .wait_for_action(|action| match action {
                                        "default" => println!("you clicked \"default\""),
                                        "clicked" => println!("that was correct"),
                                        // here "__closed" is a hard coded keyword
                                        "__closed" => println!("the notification was closed"),
                                        _ => ()
                                    });

Minimal Example

You can omit almost everything

Notification::new().show();

more examples in the repository.

Platform Differences

✔︎ = works
❌ = will not compile

Notification

methodXDGmacOSwindows
fn appname(...)✔︎
fn summary(...)✔︎✔︎✔︎
fn subtitle(...)✔︎✔︎
fn body(...)✔︎✔︎✔︎
fn icon(...)✔︎
fn auto_icon(...)✔︎
fn hint(...)✔︎
fn timeout(...)✔︎✔︎
fn urgency(...)✔︎
fn action(...)✔︎
fn id(...)✔︎
fn finalize(...)✔︎✔︎✔︎
fn show(...)✔︎✔︎✔︎

NotificationHandle

methodXDGmacOSwindows
fn wait_for_action(...)✔︎
fn close(...)✔︎
fn on_close(...)✔︎
fn update(...)✔︎
fn id(...)✔︎

Functions

XDGmacOSwindows
fn get_capabilities(...)✔︎
fn get_server_information(...)✔︎
fn set_application(...)✔︎
fn get_bundle_identifier_or_default(...)✔︎

Toggles

Please use target_os toggles if you plan on using methods labeled with ❌.

#[cfg(target_os = "macos")]
// or
// #### #[cfg(all(unix, not(target_os = "macos")))]

Modules

Structs

Desktop notification.

A handle to a shown notification.

Return value of get_server_information().

Enums

Response to an action

Reased passed to NotificationClosed Signal

Which Dbus implementation are we using?

Hints allow you to pass extra information to the server.

Describes the timeout of a notification

Levels of Urgency.

Traits

Your handy callback for the Close signal of your Notification.

Functions

Get the currently dsed DbusStack

Get list of all capabilities of the running notification server.

Returns a struct containing ServerInformation.

Listens for the ActionInvoked(UInt32, String) Signal.