IApplicationBar.Buttons Property

[ This article is for Windows Phone 8 developers. If you’re developing for Windows 10, see the latest documentation. ]

Gets the list of icon buttons that appear on the Application Bar.

Namespace:  Microsoft.Phone.Shell
Assembly:  Microsoft.Phone (in Microsoft.Phone.dll)


ReadOnly Property Buttons As IList
IList Buttons { get; }

Property Value

Type: System.Collections..::.IList
The Application Bar icon buttons.


This collection is a generic list, but applications can add only ApplicationBarIconButton objects to it. You must set the Text property before adding a button to the Application Bar or an exception will be thrown.

Depending on the value of the Mode property, the buttons may not appear by default. The user can press the ellipsis on the Application Bar to expand it and see the buttons.

Version Information

Windows Phone OS

Supported in: 8.1, 8.0, 7.1, 7.0


Windows Phone

See Also


IApplicationBar Interface

Microsoft.Phone.Shell Namespace

Other Resources

App bar for Windows Phone

App bar icon buttons for Windows Phone