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UX guidelines for tiles and notifications

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

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Guidelines for app assets

App icon assets, which appear in a variety of forms throughout the Windows 10 operating system, are the calling cards for your Universal Windows Platform (UWP) app. These guidelines detail where app icon assets appear in the system, and provide in-depth design tips on how to create the most polished icons.

Lock screens

Users can customize the lock screen to use your app as the lock-screen provider when the Windows-powered device is locked. They can also change the basic notifications found in the lock screen (email, text, and so on) to reflect notifications provided by your app. This topic covers the best practices for implementing lock screen backgrounds and notifications.

Periodic notifications

This topic provides guidelines for using periodic (or polled) notifications in your Universal Windows Platform (UWP) apps.

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.

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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