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

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


JumpList JumpList JumpList JumpList

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.

JumpListItem JumpListItem JumpListItem JumpListItem

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

SecondaryTile SecondaryTile SecondaryTile SecondaryTile

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

SecondaryTileVisualElements SecondaryTileVisualElements SecondaryTileVisualElements SecondaryTileVisualElements

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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:

StartScreenManager StartScreenManager StartScreenManager StartScreenManager

Represents a Start screen manager object.

VisualElementsRequest VisualElementsRequest VisualElementsRequest VisualElementsRequest

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.

VisualElementsRequestDeferral VisualElementsRequestDeferral VisualElementsRequestDeferral VisualElementsRequestDeferral

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.

VisualElementsRequestedEventArgs VisualElementsRequestedEventArgs VisualElementsRequestedEventArgs VisualElementsRequestedEventArgs

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


ForegroundText ForegroundText ForegroundText ForegroundText

Specifies the color of the tile's foreground text.


This value is ignored on Windows Phone 8.1.

JumpListItemKind JumpListItemKind JumpListItemKind JumpListItemKind

Specifies the kind of jump list item.

JumpListSystemGroupKind JumpListSystemGroupKind JumpListSystemGroupKind JumpListSystemGroupKind

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

TileOptions TileOptions TileOptions TileOptions

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.

TileSize TileSize TileSize TileSize

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