[app] make toast notification from script!
Have you ever wished you can raise an awesome Windows 8 styled notification in your system script or desktop app? Turns out that you can do just that!!!
I saw an article on msdn that says desktop apps in Windows 8 can actually raise a modern toast notification, though there is no scripting way to do so (including powershell). So I followed the sample code and made a small console app that takes care of raising toasts. Try the attached!
Toast "hello world!"
Note that the first time this app runs it will create a shortcut on your start screen. This is necessary to raise toasts. You can unpin it but don't delete.
And obviously, you need to be running Windows 8 or RT.