pillarTab Element

Applies To: Windows 7, Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Vista

The pillarTab element defines a tab that includes one or more categories or groupings of products. Each category or grouping is defined by a child pillar element.

Schema Hierarchy

feed Element
pillar Element


  <name resourceName="Tab_WebPlatform_Name">Web Platform</name>
  <description resourceName="Tab_WebPlatform_Description">Select the Microsoft Web Platform components below or choose "Customize" to select individual packages.</description>
  <pillar> ... </pillar>

Attributes and Elements

The following sections describe attributes, child elements, and parent elements.



Child Elements

Element Description


Specifies the ID of the group tab.


Specifies the name displayed for the tab in the Web PI interface. The resourceName attribute defines a resource name associated with the tab.


Specifies the description for the tab that is displayed in the interface. The resourceName attribute defines a resource description associated with the tab.


Specifies the ID for the grouping associated with the tab.


Defines a category or grouping of products displayed on a tab page defined by a pillarTab element.

Parent Elements

Element Description


Defines the properties of a tab displayed in the Web PI interface, such as the What's New or Web Platform tabs.