ShellTile Class

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

Manages the Application Tile and secondary Tiles for an application.

Inheritance Hierarchy


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


Public NotInheritable Class ShellTile
public sealed class ShellTile

The ShellTile type exposes the following members.


  Name Description
ActiveTiles Gets the collection of an application’s Tiles pinned to Start.
NavigationUri Gets the URI and launch parameter this is navigated to when a secondary Tile is tapped.



  Name Description
ConvertToXMLFormat This API is not intended to be used directly from your code.
Create(Uri, ShellTileData) Creates a new secondary Tile.
Create(Uri, ShellTileData, Boolean) Creates a new secondary Tile.
Delete Unpins and deletes a secondary Tile.
Equals(Object) Determines whether the specified Object is equal to the current Object. (Inherited from Object.)
Finalize Allows an object to try to free resources and perform other cleanup operations before the Object is reclaimed by garbage collection. (Inherited from Object.)
GetHashCode Serves as a hash function for a particular type. (Inherited from Object.)
GetType Gets the Type of the current instance. (Inherited from Object.)
MemberwiseClone Creates a shallow copy of the current Object. (Inherited from Object.)
ToString Returns a string that represents the current object. (Inherited from Object.)
Update Updates an Application Tile or secondary Tile.




If you use this API in your app, you must specify the following capabilities in the app manifest. Otherwise, your app might not work correctly or it might exit unexpectedly.


Windows Phone 8, Windows Phone OS 7.1

For more info, see App capabilities and hardware requirements for Windows Phone 8.

Version Information

Windows Phone OS

Supported in: 8.1, 8.0, 7.1


Windows Phone

Thread Safety

Any public static (Shared in Visual Basic) members of this type are thread safe. Any instance members are not guaranteed to be thread safe.

See Also


Microsoft.Phone.Shell Namespace

Other Resources

Tiles for Windows Phone 8