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WideTiles

Last Updated: 12/12/2016

WideTiles defines the default Windows Store apps to appear as wide tiles on the Start screen.

To use this setting you must include the AppId. The AppId is the AppUserModelID found in the application's AUMIDs.txt file, which is located in the app package downloaded from the OEM channel partner portal of the Windows Store. You can also include the FirstRunTask setting to set a background task to run for each app tile on the Start screen that you want to be active, or live, by default.

If you skip a setting, Windows will rearrange the flow of your app tiles around the position of that setting on the Start screen. The flow rearrangement is based on columns and is designed to eliminate gaps. This position may vary based on the screen size, resolution, and DPI. For more information about these settings, see the associated StartTiles settings topics.

If the region of the current user account is among those in the Start Tile regional layouts, you can use this setting. For more information, see RegionalOverrides.

Child Elements

WideTile1

Specifies the application that appears on the Start menu, in position WideTile1.

WideTile2

Specifies the application that appears on the Start menu, in position WideTile2.

WideTile3

Specifies the application that appears on the Start menu, in position WideTile3.

WideTile4

Specifies the application that appears on the Start menu, in position WideTile4.

WideTile5

Specifies the application that appears on the Start menu, in position WideTile5.

WideTile6

Specifies the application that appears on the Start menu, in position WideTile6.

Valid Configuration Passes

specialize

auditUser

oobeSystem

Parent Hierarchy

Microsoft-Windows-Shell-Setup | StartTiles | WideTiles

Applies To

For a list of the Windows editions and architectures that this component supports, see Microsoft-Windows-Shell-Setup.

XML Example

The following XML output shows how to use the <WideTiles> component and its settings.

     <WideTiles>
          <WideTile1>
               <AppId>12345ChannelFabrikam.channel-ABC_defghij6789!App</AppId>
               <FirstRunTask>backgroundtask.js</FirstRunTask>
          </WideTile1>
          <WideTile2>
               <AppId>34567ChannelFabrikam.channel-DEF_012ghijk345!App</AppId>
               <FirstRunTask>Fabrikam.FirstRunTask</FirstRunTask>
          </WideTile2>
          <WideTile3>
               <AppId>56789ChannelFabrikam.channel-GHI_67890jklmno!App</AppId>
          </WideTile3>
     </WideTiles>

StartTiles

SquareTiles

StartTiles RegionalOverrides

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