Custom Jump List Sample

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.


ProductMinimum Product Version
WindowsWindows 7
Windows Software Development Kit (SDK)7.0


Downloading the Sample

This sample is available in the following locations.

LocationPath URL
Code GalleryWindows Shell Integration Samples on Code Gallery
Windows 7 SDKDownload Windows 7 SDK


In the case of the Windows SDK, once you have downloaded and installed it, you will find the samples in the installed directory. For example, use of the default installation path for the Windows 7 SDK results in the samples being placed under C:\Program Files\Microsoft SDKs\Windows\v7.0\Samples\.

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.

Related topics

Application User Model IDs (AppUserModelIDs)



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