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ToastNotifier class

Raises a toast notification to the specific app to which the ToastNotifier is bound. This class also lets you schedule and remove toast notifications.


var toastNotifier = createToastNotifier();
var toastNotifier = createToastNotifier(string);

public sealed class ToastNotifier

Public NotInheritable Class ToastNotifier

public ref class ToastNotifier sealed 


The ToastNotifier class has these types of members:


The ToastNotifier class has these methods. With C#, Visual Basic, and C++, it also inherits methods from the Object class.

AddToSchedule Adds a ScheduledToastNotification for later display by Windows.
GetScheduledToastNotifications Gets the collection of ScheduledToastNotification objects that this app has scheduled for display.
Hide Removes the specified toast notification from the screen.
RemoveFromSchedule Cancels the scheduled display of a specified ScheduledToastNotification.
Show Displays the specified toast notification.



The ToastNotifier class has these properties.

PropertyAccess typeDescription



Gets a value that tells you whether there is an app, user, or system block that prevents the display of a toast notification.



When it is created, ToastNotifier is bound to a specific app, so the methods of this class affect only that app.


The following example shows how to create and send a toast notification that includes text and images, including use of the Show method.

var notifications = Windows.UI.Notifications;

// Get the toast notification manager for the current app.
var notificationManager = notifications.ToastNotificationManager;

// The getTemplateContent method returns a Windows.Data.Xml.Dom.XmlDocument object
// that contains the toast notification XML content.
var template = notifications.ToastTemplateType.toastImageAndText01;
var toastXml = notificationManager.getTemplateContent(template);
var template = notifications.toastTemplateType.toastImageAndText01;
var toastXml = notificationManager.getTemplateContent(notifications.ToastTemplateType[template]);

// You can use the methods from the XML document to specify the required elements for the toast.
var images = toastXml.getElementsByTagName("image");
images[0].setAttribute("src", "images/toastImageAndText.png");

var textNodes = toastXml.getElementsByTagName("text");
textNodes.forEach(function (value, index) {
    var textNumber = index + 1;
    var text = "";
    for (var j = 0; j < 10; j++) {
        text += "Text input " + /*@static_cast(String)*/textNumber + " ";

// Create a toast notification from the XML, then create a ToastNotifier object
// to send the toast.
var toast = new notifications.ToastNotification(toastXml);


The following example shows the use of the GetScheduledToastNotifications and RemoveFromSchedule methods.

var notifier = Notifications.ToastNotificationManager.createToastNotifier();
var scheduled = notifier.getScheduledToastNotifications();                    

for (var i = 0, len = scheduled.length; i < len; i++) {
    // The itemId value is the unique ScheduledTileNotification.Id assigned to the 
    // notification when it was created.
    if (scheduled[i].id === itemId) {

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::Notifications [C++]



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

Minimum supported client

Windows 8 [Windows Store apps, desktop apps]

Minimum supported server

Windows Server 2012 [Windows Store apps, desktop apps]

Minimum supported phone

Windows Phone 8.1 [Windows Phone Silverlight 8.1 and Windows Runtime apps]


Windows::UI::Notifications [C++]




[ DualApiPartition()]
[ Version(0x06020000)]

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