ActivationKind Enum

Definition

Specifies the type of activation.

public enum class ActivationKind
enum ActivationKind
[Windows.Foundation.Metadata.ContractVersion(typeof(Windows.Foundation.UniversalApiContract), 65536)]
public enum ActivationKind
var value = Windows.ApplicationModel.Activation.ActivationKind.launch
Public Enum ActivationKind
Inheritance
ActivationKind
Attributes

Windows 10 requirements

Device family
Windows 10 (introduced in 10.0.10240.0)
API contract
Windows.Foundation.UniversalApiContract (introduced in v1.0)

Fields

AppointmentsProvider 13

The user wants to manage appointments that are provided by the app.

BarcodeScannerProvider 1022

The app was activated as a barcode scanner provider.

CachedFileUpdater 7

The user wants to save a file that the app provides content management for.

CameraSettings 11

The app captures photos or video from an attached camera.

CommandLineLaunch 1021

The app was launched from the command line. Introduced in Windows 10, version 1709 (10.0.16299)

ComponentUI 1007

Reserved for system use. Introduced in Windows 10, version 1507 (10.0.10240).

Contact 14

Windows Store only. The user wants to handle calls or messages for the phone number of a contact that is provided by the app.

ContactPanel 1017

The app was launched from the My People UI. Note: introduced in Windows 10, version 1703 (10.0.15063), but not used. Now used starting with Windows 10, version 1709 (10.0.16299).

ContactPicker 8

The user wants to pick contacts.

Device 9

The app handles AutoPlay.

DevicePairing 1013

This app was activated as a result of pairing a device.

DialReceiver 1012

This app was launched by another app on a different device by using the DIAL protocol. Introduced in Windows 10, version 1507 (10.0.10240).

File 3

An app launched a file whose file type this app is registered to handle.

FileOpenPicker 5

The user wants to pick files that are provided by the app.

FilePickerExperience 1015

Reserved for system use. Introduced in Windows 10, version 1607 (10.0.14393).

FileSavePicker 6

The user wants to save a file and selected the app as the location.

GameUIProvider 1019

The app was activated because it was launched by the OS due to a game's request for Xbox-specific UI. Introduced in Windows 10, version 1703 (10.0.15063).

Launch 0

The user launched the app or tapped a content tile.

LockScreen 17

The app was activated as the lock screen. Introduced in Windows 10, version 1507 (10.0.10240).

LockScreenCall 15

Windows Store only. The app launches a call from the lock screen. If the user wants to accept the call, the app displays its call UI directly on the lock screen without requiring the user to unlock. A lock-screen call is a special type of launch activation.

LockScreenComponent 1016

Reserved for system use. Introduced in Windows 10, version 1703 (10.0.15063).

PickerReturned 1000

Windows Phone only. The app was activated after the completion of a picker.

PickFileContinuation 1002

Windows Phone only. The app was activated after the app was suspended for a file picker operation.

PickFolderContinuation 1004

Windows Phone only. The app was activated after the app was suspended for a folder picker operation.

PickSaveFileContinuation 1003

Windows Phone only. The app was activated after the app was suspended for a file save picker operation.

Print3DWorkflow 1011

This app was launched by another app to provide a customized printing experience for a 3D printer. Introduced in Windows 10, version 1507 (10.0.10240).

PrintTaskSettings 10

The app handles print tasks.

PrintWorkflowForegroundTask 1018

The app was activated because the user is printing to a printer that has a Print Workflow Application associated with it which has requested user input.

Protocol 4

An app launched a URI whose scheme name this app is registered to handle.

ProtocolForResults 1009

The app was launched by another app with the expectation that it will return a result back to the caller. Introduced in Windows 10, version 1507 (10.0.10240).

RestrictedLaunch 12

Windows Store only. The user launched the restricted app.

1

The user wants to search with the app.

ShareTarget 2

The app is activated as a target for share operations.

StartupTask 1020

The app was activated because the app is specified to launch at system startup or user log-in. Introduced in Windows 10, version 1703 (10.0.15063).

ToastNotification 1010

The app was activated when a user tapped on the body of a toast notification or performed an action inside a toast notification. Introduced in Windows 10, version 1507 (10.0.10240).

UserDataAccountsProvider 1014

The app was launched to handle the user interface for account management. In circumstances where the system would have shown the default system user interface, it instead has invoked your app with the UserDataAccountProvider contract. The activation payload contains information about the type of operation being requested and all the information necessary to replicate the system-provided user interface. This activation kind is limited to 1st party apps. To use this field, you must add the userDataAccountsProvider capability in your app's package manifest. For more info see App capability declarations. Introduced in Windows 10, version 1607 (10.0.14393).

VoiceCommand 16

The app was activated as the result of a voice command.

Note

Not supported in Windows 8 and Windows 8.1 apps.

WalletAction 1001

Windows Phone only. The app was activated to perform a Wallet operation.

WebAccountProvider 1006

The app was activated by a web account provider. Introduced in Windows 10, version 1507 (10.0.10240).

WebAuthenticationBrokerContinuation 1005

Windows Phone only. The app was activated after the app was suspended for a web authentication broker operation.

Remarks

Values are mutually exclusive and cannot be combined. Each one relates to a different type of activation, and an app instance can be activated in only one way at a time.

For more information about app activation, see the remarks on the Application.OnActivated(IActivatedEventArgs) page.

Version history

Windows version SDK version Value added
1511 10586 DevicePairing
1511 10586 Print3DWorkflow
1607 14393 FilePickerExperience
1607 14393 UserDataAccountsProvider
1703 15063 ContactPanel
1703 15063 LockScreenComponent
1709 16299 CommandLineLaunch
1709 16299 GameUIProvider
1709 16299 PrintWorkflowForegroundTask
1709 16299 StartupTask
1803 17134 BarcodeScannerProvider

Applies to

See also