Notifications overview

OpenFin Notification Center comprises three components:

  • Notification Center itself, the UI for users to display and manage notifications from their desktops

  • The notifications client library, which contains the APIs you work with to configure your applications' notifications

  • Notification Studio, a visual editor for creating notifications (with some limitations)

The client library provides a range of options to create and organize notifications to help your users stay up-to-date and complete their workflows. Notifications appear as toasts on the desktop and in the Notification Center app. You configure the notifications your applications send, and these configurations can affect what your users see in the Notification Center UI. For example, if you add the stream property to sets of notifications, users can view their notifications by stream. Users can configure their Notification Center settings, such as location of notifications and notification toasts. Users access Notification Center by selecting the Notification icon in the system tray.

Notification options

A notification can be as simple as brief informational text, or as complex as an interactive form. You can call attention to important notifications in different ways, and you can provide additional information based on events a notification sends to your application.

For details and examples, see:

User experience

Notification Center includes settings that let users control a range of display options. How users interact with notifications can also depend on properties you set when you create notifications. These include:

Notification Center on your infrastructure

By default OpenFin hosts Notification Center on its CDN, to support seamless user experience of Workspace shared components. In Notifications v2.4 or later, you can host Notification Center on your own CDN. For details, see Register your notifications platform.