TileUpdateManager TileUpdateManager TileUpdateManager TileUpdateManager TileUpdateManager Class


Creates TileUpdater objects used to change and update Start menu tiles. This class also provides access to the XML content of the system-provided tile templates so that you can customize that content for use in updating your tiles.

public : static class TileUpdateManager
static struct winrt::Windows::UI::Notifications::TileUpdateManager
public static class TileUpdateManager
Public Shared Class TileUpdateManager
// This class does not provide a public constructor.

Windows 10 requirements

Device family
Windows 10 (introduced v10.0.10240.0 - for Xbox, see UWP features that aren't yet supported on Xbox)
API contract
Windows.Foundation.UniversalApiContract (introduced v1)


The following example shows GetTemplateContent used to retrieve the XML content of a tile template and CreateTileUpdaterForApplication to send the notification to the app's tile.

function sendTileTextNotification() {
    var Notifications = Windows.UI.Notifications;

    // Get an XML DOM version of a specific template by using getTemplateContent.
    var tileXml = Notifications.TileUpdateManager.getTemplateContent(Notifications.TileTemplateType.tileWide310x150Text03);

    // You will need to look at the template documentation to know how many text fields a particular template has.
    // Get the text attribute for this template and fill it in.
    var tileAttributes = tileXml.getElementsByTagName("text");
    tileAttributes[0].appendChild(tileXml.createTextNode("Hello World!"));

    // Create the notification from the XML.
    var tileNotification = new Notifications.TileNotification(tileXml);

    // Send the notification to the calling app's tile.


This is a static factory class and requires no instantiation.

Version history

Windows version SDK version Value added
1607 14393 GetForUser


CreateTileUpdaterForApplication() CreateTileUpdaterForApplication() CreateTileUpdaterForApplication() CreateTileUpdaterForApplication() CreateTileUpdaterForApplication()

Creates and initializes a new instance of the TileUpdater, which lets you change the appearance of the calling app's tile.

CreateTileUpdaterForApplication(String) CreateTileUpdaterForApplication(String) CreateTileUpdaterForApplication(String) CreateTileUpdaterForApplication(String) CreateTileUpdaterForApplication(String)

Creates and initializes a new instance of the TileUpdater for a tile that belongs to another app in the same package as the calling app. The TileUpdater lets a developer change the appearance of that tile.

CreateTileUpdaterForSecondaryTile(String) CreateTileUpdaterForSecondaryTile(String) CreateTileUpdaterForSecondaryTile(String) CreateTileUpdaterForSecondaryTile(String) CreateTileUpdaterForSecondaryTile(String)

Creates and initializes a new instance of the TileUpdater, which enables you to change the appearance of a secondary tile. The tile can belong to the calling app or any other app in the same package.

GetForUser(User) GetForUser(User) GetForUser(User) GetForUser(User) GetForUser(User)

Creates and initializes a new TileUpdateManagerForUser for the specified user, which lets you change the appearance or content of a tile for a specific user.

GetTemplateContent(TileTemplateType) GetTemplateContent(TileTemplateType) GetTemplateContent(TileTemplateType) GetTemplateContent(TileTemplateType) GetTemplateContent(TileTemplateType)

Gets the XML content of one of the predefined tile templates so that you can customize it for a tile update.


When this method is called on a Windows 8 system, it returns a version 1 template. When this method is called on a Windows 8.1 system, it returns a version 2 template. However, if an app specifies Windows 8 compatibility in its manifest, this method returns a version 1 template.

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