SecondaryTile.ShortName | shortName property

Applies to Windows and Windows Phone

[ShortName may be altered or unavailable for releases after Windows 8.1. Instead, use SecondaryTile.DisplayName.]

Gets or sets a short name to display directly on the tile.

Note  As of Windows 8.1, this property is ignored and the display name declared in the manifest is used in its place.


var shortName = secondaryTile.shortName;
secondaryTile.shortName = shortName;

Property value

Type: String [JavaScript] | System.String [.NET] | Platform::String [C++]

The short name. Anything over 40 characters will be truncated. The user has the option to change this value as part of the pinning process.


This display name is shown on the tile if the ShowName attribute is set through either the tile constructor or the tileOptions property.

This display name is visible to searches.

The user has the option to change this value to a string of their own choosing as part of the pinning process.


Minimum supported client

Windows 8

Minimum supported server

Windows Server 2012

Minimum supported phone

Windows Phone 8.1 [Windows Phone Silverlight 8.1 and Windows Runtime apps]


Windows::UI::StartScreen [C++]



See also

Secondary tiles sample



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