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ShellTile Class

[ This article is for Windows Phone 8 developers. If you’re developing for Windows 10, see the latest documentation. ]

Manages the Application Tile and secondary Tiles for an application.


Namespace:  Microsoft.Phone.Shell
Assembly:  Microsoft.Phone (in Microsoft.Phone.dll)

Public NotInheritable Class ShellTile

The ShellTile type exposes the following members.

Public propertyStatic memberActiveTilesGets the collection of an application’s Tiles pinned to Start.
Public propertyNavigationUriGets the URI and launch parameter this is navigated to when a secondary Tile is tapped.

Public methodStatic memberConvertToXMLFormatThis API is not intended to be used directly from your code.
Public methodStatic memberCreate(Uri, ShellTileData)Creates a new secondary Tile.
Public methodStatic memberCreate(Uri, ShellTileData, Boolean)Creates a new secondary Tile.
Public methodDeleteUnpins and deletes a secondary Tile.
Public methodEquals(Object)Determines whether the specified Object is equal to the current Object. (Inherited from Object.)
Protected methodFinalizeAllows an object to try to free resources and perform other cleanup operations before the Object is reclaimed by garbage collection. (Inherited from Object.)
Public methodGetHashCodeServes as a hash function for a particular type. (Inherited from Object.)
Public methodGetTypeGets the Type of the current instance. (Inherited from Object.)
Protected methodMemberwiseCloneCreates a shallow copy of the current Object. (Inherited from Object.)
Public methodToStringReturns a string that represents the current object. (Inherited from Object.)
Public methodUpdateUpdates an Application Tile or secondary Tile.


If you use this API in your app, you must specify the following capabilities in the app manifest. Otherwise, your app might not work correctly or it might exit unexpectedly.


Windows Phone 8, Windows Phone OS 7.1

For more info, see App capabilities and hardware requirements for Windows Phone 8.

Windows Phone OS

Supported in: 8.1, 8.0, 7.1

Windows Phone

Any public static (Shared in Visual Basic) members of this type are thread safe. Any instance members are not guaranteed to be thread safe.