Guidelines for tiles and notifications

Applies to Windows and Windows Phone

Use the guidelines in this section to learn to create a personal, engaging experience for users through tiles and notifications.

In this section


Lock screens for Windows Phone

Users can customize the lock screen to use your app as the background provider when the Windows Phone is locked. They can also change the basic notifications found in the lock screen (email, text, etc.) to reflect notifications provided by your app. In this topic, we'll cover the best practices for implementing lock screen backgrounds and notifications.

Periodic notifications

This topic provides guidelines for using periodic (or polled) notifications in your Windows Store app.

Push notifications

This topic provides general and coding guidelines for using push notifications in your Windows Store app.

Raw notifications

These guidelines describe how to create effective raw push notifications.

Scheduled notifications

Follow these guidelines when adding scheduled tile and toast notifications to your Windows Store app.

Secondary tiles

Consider these guidelines when you enable secondary tiles and design the associated UI in your Windows Store app.

Tiles and badges

This topic describes best practices and globalization/localization recommendations for use when creating and updating your app's tile, both on the Start screen and on the lock screen, and lists any special tile-related requirements your app needs to meet to be accepted in the Windows Store.

Toast notifications

This topic describes when to use toast notifications and provides recommendations for how to create and send toasts.




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