Windows.UI.StartScreen Windows.UI.StartScreen Windows.UI.StartScreen Windows.UI.StartScreen Namespace

Provides ways for apps to integrate with the Start screen, such as the creation of secondary tiles and the customization of jump lists.


Provides functionality for selecting the type of system-managed jump list that is used by an app, adding custom task entry points to an app's jump list, and adding custom groups to an app's jump list. A jump list consists of an optional system-provided list of items, as well as optional app-provided items. Not all device families support jump lists.

Provides functionality for creating and defining jump list items for an app's jump list.

Creates, enumerates, and provides information about a secondary tile.

Contains properties through which you can get or set a secondary tile's background color, foreground text, tile images, and app name display options. The properties in this class replace these SecondaryTile properties:

Prerelease. Represents a Start screen manager object.

Provides a method to delay the display of the Pin to Start flyout, as well as methods through which you can set the visual elements of the secondary tile to be presented in that flyout as well as alternate versions of the tile that can also be presented as options.

On Windows Phone 8.1, the secondary tile is created without showing the user a flyout, prompting them for confirmation, or allowing them to choose an alternate version of the tile.

A deferral object used during the creation of the Pin to Start flyout. By using this object, the app can delay the display of the flyout while it gathers the information and assets that will be shown in that flyout.

Passed to the VisualElementsRequested event handler to provide the visual elements details.


Specifies the color of the tile's foreground text.


This value is ignored on Windows Phone 8.1.

Specifies the kind of jump list item.

Indicates the kind of system group used by an app's jump list.


TileOptions may be altered or unavailable for releases after Windows 8.1. Instead, use the properties specified in each value.

Specifies options available to a secondary tile.

Specifies the size of tile to pin. Used by some secondary tile constructors.