Custom Jump List Sample

Demonstrates how to create a custom Jump List for an application, including adding a custom category and tasks.

This topic contains the following sections.


Product Minimum Product Version
Windows Windows 7
Windows Software Development Kit (SDK) 7.0


Downloading the Sample

Location Path URL
GitHub CustomJumpList sample

Building the Sample

To build the sample from the command prompt:

  1. Open the command prompt window and navigate to the CustomJumpList project directory.
  2. Enter msbuild CustomJumpListSample.sln.

To build the sample using Microsoft Visual Studio (preferred):

  1. Open Windows Explorer and navigate to the CustomJumpList project directory.
  2. Double-click the icon for the CustomJumpListSample.sln file to open the project in Visual Studio.
  3. From the Build menu, select Build Solution.

Running the Sample

  1. Navigate to the directory that contains the new executable, using the command prompt or Windows Explorer.
  2. At the command line, enter CustomJumpListSample.exe. Alternatively, from Windows Explorer double-click the icon for CustomJumpListSample.exe.
  3. This sample must be run as an administrator the first time it is run so that it can install the necessary file type registrations. After the file types have been registered, the sample can run as a standard user.
  4. Select options from the menu in the sample application to see how they affect the application's Jump List in the taskbar.

Application User Model IDs (AppUserModelIDs)