ToastNotification.Activated | activated event

Applies to Windows and Windows Phone

Occurs when user activates a toast notification through a click or touch. Apps that are running subscribe to this event.


function onActivated(eventArgs) { /* Your code */ }
// addEventListener syntax
toastNotification.addEventListener("activated", onActivated);
toastNotification.removeEventListener("activated", onActivated);
- or -

toastNotification.onactivated = onActivated;

Event information

Delegate TypedEventHandler<ToastNotification, Object>


In the case of toast raised by a desktop app, that app must subscribe to at least the Activated event so that it can handle the expected activation of the app from the toast when the user selects it.


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

Toast notifications sample
Sending toast notifications from desktop apps sample
Toast XML schema
Toast notification overview
Quickstart: Sending a toast notification
Quickstart: Sending a toast push notification
Quickstart: Sending a toast notification from the desktop
Guidelines and checklist for toast notifications
How to handle activation from a toast notification
How to opt in for toast notifications
How to schedule a toast notification
How to enable desktop toast notifications through an AppUserModelID
The toast template catalog
Toast audio options



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