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StandardTileData.BackgroundImage Property

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

Gets or sets the background image of the front of the Tile. If this property is an empty URI, the background image of the front of the Tile will not change during an update.

Namespace:  Microsoft.Phone.Shell
Assembly:  Microsoft.Phone (in Microsoft.Phone.dll)
XMLNS for XAML: Not mapped to an xmlns.


Public Property BackgroundImage As Uri
public Uri BackgroundImage { get; set; }
<object BackgroundImage="Uri" .../>

Property Value

Type: System..::.Uri
The background image of the front of the Tile.


Secondary Tiles can be created only using local resources for images. For more information, see Tiles for Windows Phone 8.

If the URI references an image that was stored in isolated storage, then the image must be in the Shared\ShellContent folder. For more information, see Data for Windows Phone 8.

Version Information

Windows Phone OS

Supported in: 8.1, 8.0, 7.1


Windows Phone

See Also


StandardTileData Class

Microsoft.Phone.Shell Namespace