Tiles and Toasts

The official blog of the team that owns the UWP tile and toast API's.

CONTENT MOVED: Primary Live Tile API - Windows 10

Content moved Please see the article on docs.microsoft.com for the latest documentation.

Author: andrewbares7 Date: 02/01/2017

CONTENT MOVED: Progress UI and data binding inside toast notifications - Windows 10 Creators Update

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Author: leixu2046 Date: 02/01/2017

CONTENT MOVED: Grouping toast notifications under different headers in Action Center - Windows 10 Creators Update

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Author: leixu2046 Date: 01/09/2017

CONTENT MOVED: Custom timestamp on toast notifications - Windows 10 Creators Update

Content moved Please see the article on docs.microsoft.com for the latest documentation.

Author: leixu2046 Date: 01/09/2017

Debugging Live Tile issues in Windows 10

If you're a developer and wondering "Why isn't my Live Tile updating?", you've came to the right...

Author: andrewbares7 Date: 11/04/2016

How to keep your tile notification payload under 5 KB

The XML payload that you construct for your tile notifications must be no larger than 5 KB....

Author: andrewbares7 Date: 11/04/2016

Quickstart: Sending an alarm in Windows 10

In Windows 10 UWP, alarms are simply Toast notifications with the "alarm" scenario. And to make an...

Author: andrewbares7 Date: 09/30/2016

How to ensure your toast notifications continue to work when converting your win32 app into a Windows Store app using project Centennial

Note that if you follow the guidance in the latest documentation for desktop toasts, you don't need...

Author: leixu2046 Date: 09/26/2016

NotificationsExtensions has moved to the UWP Community Toolkit!

The UWP Community Toolkit is a new open-source library that enables the developer community to...

Author: andrewbares7 Date: 08/19/2016

CONTENT MOVED: Quickstart: Sending a Toast notification with custom audio

Content moved Please see the article on docs.microsoft.com for the latest documentation.

Author: andrewbares7 Date: 06/18/2016

CONTENT MOVED: Action Center in the Cloud - Universal Dismiss

Content moved Please see the article on docs.microsoft.com for the latest documentation.

Author: andrewbares7 Date: 06/10/2016

CONTENT MOVED: Action Center in the Cloud - Notification Mirroring

Content moved Please see the article on docs.microsoft.com for the latest documentation.

Author: andrewbares7 Date: 06/10/2016

What's new for Toast notifications and Action Center in Windows 10 Anniversary Update

In the most recent Windows 10 Anniversary Update, numerous improvements have been made to Toast...

Author: leixu2046 Date: 06/10/2016

CONTENT MOVED: Notification Listener Documentation - Windows 10

Content moved Please see the article on docs.microsoft.com for the latest documentation.

Author: andrewbares7 Date: 05/26/2016

NotificationsExtensions updated for Anniversary Update of Windows 10!

The Anniversary Update of Windows 10 brings a number of new Toast/Tile features. We've updated...

Author: andrewbares7 Date: 05/23/2016

Quickstart: Sending a weather Tile and Toast Notification

In the Anniversary Update of Windows 10, we've made Toast Notifications as visually-capable as Live...

Author: andrewbares7 Date: 05/23/2016

CONTENT MOVED: Chaseable Tiles - Know what was clicked on your Live Tile (Windows 10 UWP)

Content moved Please see the article on docs.microsoft.com for the latest documentation.

Author: andrewbares7 Date: 04/06/2016

Quickstart: How to use the tile notification queue with local notifications

This topic shows how to enable the notification queue on your tile. It also shows how to tag your...

Author: andrewbares7 Date: 01/05/2016

Embed a live tile in your Windows 10 app!

Have you ever wanted to display a preview of your live tile in your app's settings page, so the user...

Author: andrewbares7 Date: 12/18/2015

Notifications Visualizer updated for Version 1511 of Windows 10

With Version 1511 of Windows 10 (build 10586, codename TH2 or Threshold 2), we released a few...

Author: andrewbares7 Date: 11/20/2015

What's new for Adaptive Tile Templates in Windows 10 Version 1511

For 1511, we've added a number of small features and improvements to Adaptive Tile Templates. This...

Author: andrewbares7 Date: 11/03/2015

CONTENT MOVED: People Tile Template in Windows 10

Content moved Please see the article on docs.microsoft.com for the latest documentation.

Author: andrewbares7 Date: 10/22/2015

CONTENT MOVED: Quickstart: Handling toast activations from Win32 apps in Windows 10

Content moved Please see the article on docs.microsoft.com for the latest documentation.

Author: leixu2046 Date: 10/16/2015

CONTENT MOVED: Quickstart: Sending a local tile notification in Windows 10

Content moved Please see the article on docs.microsoft.com for the latest documentation.

Author: andrewbares7 Date: 10/05/2015

CONTENT MOVED: Photos tile template in Windows 10

Content moved Please see the article on docs.microsoft.com for the latest documentation.

Author: andrewbares7 Date: 09/22/2015

Introducing Notifications Visualizer for Windows 10

Notifications Visualizer is a new universal app in the Store that helps developers design adaptive...

Author: andrewbares7 Date: 09/22/2015

Introducing the Notifications library for Windows 10!

The Notifications library from the UWP Community Toolkit allows you to generate tile, toast, and...

Author: andrewbares7 Date: 08/20/2015

Ping Pong Quest Follow Up

(Published on behalf of Adam Wilson) Well that was exciting. In a little over 5 days we managed to...

Author: leixu2046 Date: 08/07/2015

Detailed lock screen status for Windows 10

Users can pick one app to display a detailed status on their lock screen, displaying up to three...

Author: andrewbares7 Date: 08/05/2015

CONTENT MOVED: Iconic Tile template for Windows 10

Content moved Please see the article on docs.microsoft.com for the latest documentation.

Author: andrewbares7 Date: 07/31/2015

What's new/different with toast notifications and action center in Windows 10

Previously in desktop Windows 8 and Windows 8.1, a toast notification was a transient message – a...

Author: leixu2046 Date: 07/10/2015

CONTENT MOVED: Quickstart: Sending a local toast notification and handling activations (Windows 10)

Content moved Please see the article on docs.microsoft.com for the latest documentation.

Author: leixu2046 Date: 07/08/2015

Toast Notification and Action Center Overview for Windows 10

This topic discusses the concepts and terminology surrounding toast notifications. A toast...

Author: leixu2046 Date: 07/08/2015

What's new with live tiles in Windows 10

Windows 10 brings a number of improvements to tiles, like adaptive tile templates which make it...

Author: andrewbares7 Date: 07/06/2015

CONTENT MOVED: Adaptive and interactive toast notifications for Windows 10

Content moved Please see the article on docs.microsoft.com for the latest documentation.

Author: leixu2046 Date: 07/02/2015

Adaptive Tile Templates - Schema and Documentation

Adaptive tile templates are a new feature in Windows 10, allowing you to easily specify content on...

Author: andrewbares7 Date: 06/30/2015

Archived: Adaptive Tile Templates - Schema and Documentation (10240)

Adaptive tile templates are a new feature in Windows 10, allowing you to easily specify content on...

Author: andrewbares7 Date: 06/29/2015