SquareTile2

SquareTile2 specifies which application appears as a square tile on the Start menu, in position SquareTile2. This position may vary based on the screen size, resolution, and DPI of the target Windows 8 PC.

If the region of the current user account is among those in the Start Tile regional layouts, you can use this setting. For more information, see RegionalOverrides.

Child Elements

Setting Description
AppId Specifies the Microsoft Store apps appearing on square tiles on the Start screen.
FirstRunTask Specifies the background task that is active, or live, by default for the tile.

Valid Configuration Passes

specialize

auditUser

oobeSystem

Parent Hierarchy

Microsoft-Windows-Shell-Setup | StartTiles | RegionalOverrides | RegionalOverride | SquareTiles | SquareTile2

Applies To

For a list of the Windows editions and architectures that this component supports, see Microsoft-Windows-Shell-Setup.

XML Example

The following XML output shows how to use the <SquareTile2> component.

<SquareTiles>
          <SquareOrDesktopTile1>
               <AppIdOrPath>C:\programdata\microsoft\windows\start menu\programs\desktoptile1.lnk</AppIdOrPath>
               <FirstRunTask>backgroundtask.js</FirstRunTask>
          </SquareOrDesktopTile1>
          <SquareOrDesktopTile2>
               <AppIdOrPath>67890ChannelFabrikam.channel-JKL_mnop1234789!App</AppIdOrPath>
               <FirstRunTask>Fabrikam.FirstRunTask</FirstRunTask>
          </SquareOrDesktopTile2>
          <SquareOrDesktopTile3>
               <AppIdOrPath>C:\programdata\microsoft\windows\start menu\programs\desktoptile3.lnk</AppIdOrPath>
          </SquareOrDesktopTile3>
          <SquareTile1>
               <AppId>12345ChannelFabrikam.channel-ABC_defghij6789!App</AppId>
               <FirstRunTask>backgroundtask.js</FirstRunTask>
          </SquareTile1>
          <SquareTile2>
               <AppId>34567ChannelFabrikam.channel-DEF_012ghijk345!App</AppId>
               <FirstRunTask>Fabrikam.FirstRunTask</FirstRunTask>
          </SquareTile2>
          <SquareTile3>
               <AppId>56789ChannelFabrikam.channel-GHI_67890jklmno!App</AppId>
          </SquareTile3>
     </SquareTiles>

StartTiles

RegionalOverrides

SquareTiles