TileUpdateManager.CreateTileUpdaterForSecondaryTile | createTileUpdaterForSecondaryTile method

Applies to Windows and Windows Phone

Creates and initializes a new instance of the TileUpdater, which enables you to change the appearance of a secondary tile. The tile can belong to the calling app or any other app in the same package.


var tileUpdater = Windows.UI.Notifications.TileUpdateManager.createTileUpdaterForSecondaryTile(tileId);



Type: String [JavaScript] | System.String [.NET] | Platform::String [C++]

A unique ID for the tile.

Return value

Type: TileUpdater

The object you will use to send updates to the tile identified by tileID.


The following example demonstrates how to send a notification to a secondary tile.

var Notifications = Windows.UI.Notifications;

// Define the notification content.
var tileXml = Notifications.TileUpdateManager.getTemplateContent(Notifications.TileTemplateType.tileWide310x150Text04);
var tileTextAttributes = tileXml.getElementsByTagName("text");
tileTextAttributes[0].appendChild(tileXml.createTextNode("Sent to a secondary tile!"));

// Provide a medium version of the notification as well, remembering that the user has control 
// over whether the tile is displaying as wide or square.
var squareTileXml = Notifications.TileUpdateManager.getTemplateContent(Notifications.TileTemplateType.tileSquare150x150Text04);
var squareTileTextAttributes = squareTileXml.getElementsByTagName("text");
squareTileTextAttributes[0].appendChild(squareTileXml.createTextNode("Sent to a secondary tile!"));

// Add the medium tile to the notification.
var node = tileXml.importNode(squareTileXml.getElementsByTagName("binding").item(0), true);

// Create the notification based on the XML content.
var tileNotification = new Notifications.TileNotification(tileXml);

// Create a secondary tile updater and pass it the secondary tileId
var tileUpdater = Notifications.TileUpdateManager.createTileUpdaterForSecondaryTile("SecondaryTile.Dynamic");

// Send the notification to the secondary tile.


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::Notifications [C++]



See also

App tiles and badges sample
Quickstart: Sending a tile update
Tile and tile notification overview
The tile template catalog
Guidelines and checklist for tiles
How to schedule a tile notification
How to set up periodic notifications for tiles
Tiles XML schema



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