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// Choose a drawable to display as the status bar icon Wrox'com int icon = R.drawable.icon;

// Text to display in the status bar when the notification is launched String tickerText = "Notification";

// The extended status bar orders notification in time order long when = System.currentTimeMillis();

Notification notification = new Notification(icon, tickerText, when);

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The ticker text will scroll along the status bar when the Notification is fired.

You can also set the Notification object'siumber property to display the number of events a status bar icon represents. Setting this value to a number greater than 1, as shown in the following line of code, overlays the values as a small number over the status bar icon:


As with all changes to a Notification, you will need to re-trigger it to apply the change. To remove the number overlay, set the number value to 0 or -1.

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