RequestCreateForSelectionAsync(Rect, Placement) | requestCreateForSelectionAsync(Rect, Placement) method

SecondaryTile.RequestCreateForSelectionAsync(Rect, Placement) | requestCreateForSelectionAsync(Rect, Placement) method

Displays the Pin to Start flyout at the specified side of a specified area. This flyout is used by the user to confirm that they want to create the secondary tile, which in turn creates the tile.

Note  On Windows Phone 8.1, the secondary tile is created through this call without showing the user a flyout, prompting them for confirmation, or allowing them to choose a tile size or title text. Note that when using the RequestCreateAsync method to pin a secondary tile in Windows Phone Store apps, the app is suspended and the user is taken to the Start screen. This same API call on a PC does not suspend the program. Therefore, be aware that any code called after RequestCreateAsync is not guaranteed to be run before the app is suspended. To avoid this potential issue you should use the OnSuspended event of your app to run any code, such as updating the pinned tile, that should be run before the app suspends. To see an example of this pattern, download and run the Tile update on suspend sample.


secondaryTile.requestCreateForSelectionAsync(selection, preferredPlacement).done( /* Your success and error handlers */ );



Type: Rect

The area to one side of which the flyout will be displayed.


Type: Placement

The side of the rectangle where the flyout should appear.

Return value

Type: IAsyncOperation<Boolean>

An object that provides information concerning the asynchronous create operation.


After a secondary tile is created, you must provide the following properties before it is displayed:

Requirements (Windows 10 device family)

Device family

Universal, introduced version 10.0.10240.0 [for Xbox, see UWP features that aren't yet supported on Xbox]

API contract

Windows.Foundation.UniversalApiContract, introduced version 1.0


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



Requirements (Windows 8.x and Windows Phone 8.x)

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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