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Controls list (HTML)

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

Windows Runtime apps using JavaScript have access to an extensive library of controls that support user interface (UI) development. Some of these controls have a visual representation; others function as the container for other controls or content, such as images and media.

This topic provides an alphabetical list of the common Windows Runtime apps using JavaScript controls.

A, B, C, D, E, F, G, H, I, J, K, L, M, N, O, P, Q, R, S, T, U, V, W, X, Y, Z


  • a
    Designates the start or destination of a hypertext link.

    <a href="url">Your text</a>

    Reference: a

  • app bar
    Provides a toolbar for displaying app-specific commands.

    <div data-win-control="WinJS.UI.AppBar"></div>

    Reference: WinJS.UI.AppBar

    Quickstart: Adding an app bar

  • audio
    Specifies the sound or audio content, such as music or effects, to be played in a document.

        <source src="uri" type="audioType" />

    Reference: audio


  • back button (Windows only)
    Provides backwards navigation in the form of a button.

    <div><button data-win-control="WinJS.UI.BackButton"></button></div>

    Reference: WinJS.UI.BackButton

  • button
    A button control

    Represents a button control.

    <button>A button</button>

    - or -

    <input type="button" value="A button" />

    Reference: button, input type=button

    Quickstart: Adding a button


  • canvas
    Provides an object that is used for drawing, rendering, and manipulating images and graphics on a document.

    <canvas />

    Reference: canvas

    Quickstart: drawing to a canvas

  • checkbox
    Several checkbox controls

    Represents a check box that a user can select and clear.

    <input type="checkbox" />

    Reference: input type=checkbox

    Quickstart: Adding checkboxes

  • combo box
    See the entry for "select".

  • content dialog
    Shows critical information that requires attention or explicit action from the user and temporarily blocks interactions with other elements in the app.

      <!-- Content -->

    Reference: ContentDialog

  • context menu
    Provides a lightweight menu that gives users access to actions (like clipboard commands) on text or UI objects in Windows Store apps.

    var menu = new Windows.UI.Popups.PopupMenu();

    Reference: Windows.UI.Popups.PopupMenu



  • email input box
    A single line entry control that accepts one or more email addresses.

    <input type="email" />

    Reference: input type=email


  • file upload
    Creates a file upload object with a text box and a browse button.

    <input type="file" />

    Reference: input type=file

  • flex box
    Defines a layout in that takes the available space into account when defining box dimensions, which enables relative sizes and positioning.

    <div style="display: -ms-box;">
        <!-- Child elements -->

    Reference: display

  • flip view
    Displays a collection, one item at a time.

    <div data-win-control="WinJS.UI.FlipView"></div>

    Reference: WinJS.UI.FlipView

    Quickstart: Adding a FlipView

  • flyout (Windows only)
    Displays a message that requires user interaction. (Unlike a dialog, a flyout does not create a separate window, and does not block other user interaction.)

    <div data-win-control="WinJS.UI.Flyout"></div>

    Reference: WinJS.UI.Flyout

    Quickstart: Adding a flyout


  • grid
    A CSS layout that defines a flexible grid area that consists of columns and rows.

    <div style="{display: -ms-grid}">
        <!-- Child elements -->

    Reference: display

  • grid view
    A ListView that has a grid layout. See the entry for "list view" for more information.

    <div data-win-control="WinJS.UI.ListView" 
        data-win-options="{layout: {type: WinJS.UI.GridLayout}}"></div>

    Reference: WinJS.UI.ListView

    Quickstart: Adding a ListView


  • Html control
    Displays content from an HTML page.

    <div data-win-control="WinJS.UI.HtmlControl"></div>

    Reference: WinJS.UI.HtmlControl

  • hub (Windows only)
    Creates a hub navigation pattern consisting of sections that can be navigated to. Each section is defined by a hub section.

    <div data-win-control="WinJS.UI.Hub"></div>

    Reference: WinJS.UI.Hub

    HTML Hub control sample

  • hub section (Windows only)
    Defines a section of a hub.

    <div data-win-control="WinJS.UI.HubSection"></div>

    Reference: WinJS.UI.HubSection

    HTML Hub control sample

  • hyperlink
    See the entry for "a".


  • iframe
    An inline floating frame that can display another document.

    <iframe src="url" />

    Reference: iframe

  • img
    Displays an image.

    <img src="url" />

    Reference: img

  • item container
    Defines an item that can be pressed, swiped, and dragged.

    <div data-win-control="WinJS.UI.ItemContainer"></div>

    Reference: WinJS.UI.ItemContainer

    HTML ItemContainer sample


  • jump view
    See the entry for "semantic zoom".


  • label
    Specifies a label for another element on the page.

    <label for="otherControl">Label text</label>
    <input type="text" id="otherControl" />

    Reference: label

  • list box
    See the entry for "select".

  • list view
    Displays a collection of data in a list or grid layout.

    <div data-win-control="WinJS.UI.ListView"></div>

    Reference: WinJS.UI.ListView

    Quickstart: Adding a ListView


  • media element
    See the entries for "audio" and "video."

  • media player
    See the entries for "audio" and "video."

  • menu
    Displays a menu. (Windows only)

    <div data-win-control="WinJS.UI.Menu"></div>

    Reference: WinJS.UI.Menu

  • menu command (Windows only)
    Represents a command to be displayed in a Menu object.

    <button data-win-control="WinJS.UI.MenuCommand" />

    Reference: WinJS.UI.MenuCommand

  • message dialog
    Displays a message that requires an immediate user response.

    Reference: Windows.UI.Popups.MessageDialog

    Quickstart: Adding a message dialog

  • multi-line text box
    See the entry for "textarea".



  • page control
    Represents a custom control or a page in an a navigation app.

    Reference: WinJS.UI.Pages.PageControl

    Quickstart: Using single-page navigation

  • panning scroll view
    See the entry for "scroll view".

  • password input box
    A single-line text entry control similar to the text input control, except that text is not displayed as the user enters it.

    <input type="password" />

    Reference: input type=password

  • pivot
    Creates a tab control that displays multiple items.

    <div data-win-control='WinJS.UI.Pivot'></div>

    Reference: WinJS.UI.Pivot

  • pivot item
    Creates a tab within a tab control.

    <div data-win-control='WinJS.UI.PivotItem'></div>

    Reference: WinJS.UI.PivotItem

  • popup menu
    See the entry for "context menu".

  • progress bar
    Progress control styles

    Displays a bar that indicates that work is in progress. Indeterminate ring is unsupported on Windows Phone 8.1.

    <progress />

    Reference: progress

    Quickstart: Adding progress controls

  • progress ring (Windows only)
    Displays a ring that indicates that work is in progress.

    <progress class="win-ring" style="width: 20px; height: 20px" />

    Reference: progress

    Quickstart: Adding progress controls

  • push button
    See the entry for "button".


  • radio button
    A type of selection control that limits a user's selection to a single value within a set of values. To do this, you must link together each button in a set of radio buttons by assigning each button the same name.

    <input type="radio" id="redRadio" name="colorRadio" /><label for="redRadio">Red</label>   
    <input type="radio" id="greedRadio" name="colorRadio" /><label for="greedRadio">Green</label>
    <input type="radio" id="blueRadio" name="colorRadio" /><label for="blueRadio">Blue</label>

    Reference: input type=radio

  • range
    See the entry for "slider".

  • rating (Windows only)
    A rating control

    Enables the user to rate something or view its existing rating.

    <div data-win-control="WinJS.UI.Rating"></div>

    Reference: WinJS.UI.Rating

    Quickstart: Adding ratings

  • repeater
    Generates HTML from a set of data. Use this control to generate lists of items.

    <div data-win-control="WinJS.UI.Repeater"></div>

    Reference: WinJS.UI.Repeater

    HTML Repeater control sample

  • reset button
    A reset button

    Resets data in a form.

    <button type="reset">Reset</button>

    Reference: button, input type=reset

    Quickstart: Adding a button

  • rich edit box/rich text box
    A control that provides text input functionality that resembles a text input box but can handle content that contains child elements. To create a rich text box, you set the contentEditable property of the elements that you want to edit.

    <div contentEditable="true">
        <!-- Elements to edit. -->

    Reference: contentEditable


  • scroll bar
    A container that enables you to scroll through its contents. You add this scrolling functionality by adding the setting the overflow style of an element to scroll or auto.

    <div style="overflow:scroll;">
        <!-- Contents -->

    Reference: overflow

  • scroll view
    Displays a view of content a user can zoom in and out of, and provides additional features, such as snap points, that enhance that experience.

    <div style=overflow:scroll;-ms-content-zooming:zoom>>
        <!-- Contents to edit. -->

    Reference: overflow, ms-content-zooming

  • search box (Windows only)
    Enables the user to perform search queries and select suggestions.

    <div data-win-control="WinJS.UI.SearchBox"></div>

    Reference: WinJS.UI.SearchBox

    SearchBox control sample

  • select
    Represents a list box, combo box, or drop-down list.


    Reference: select

  • semantic zoom
    Enables the user to zoom between two views of a collection of items.

    <div data-win-control="WinJS.UI.SemanticZoom">
      <!-- Control that provides the zoomed-in view. -->
      <div id="zoomedInView" data-win-control="WinJS.UI.ListView"></div>
      <!-- Control that provides the zoomed-out view. -->
      <div id="zoomedOutView" data-win-control="WinJS.UI.ListView"></div>

    Reference: WinJS.UI.SemanticZoom

  • Settings flyout (Windows only)
    Provides access to app settings.

    <div data-win-control="WinJS.UI.SettingsFlyout"></div>

    Reference: SettingsFlyout

  • single-line text box
    See the entry for "text box".

  • slider
    Provides a range slider for selecting a numeric value.

    <input type="range" />

    Reference: input type=range

  • split view
    Splits an area into two parts: a pane that can appear from an edge and a content area that fills the available space.

    <div data-win-control="WinJS.UI.SplitView">

    Reference: SplitView

  • submit button
    A submit button control

    Creates a button that, when clicked, submits the form.

    <button type="submit">Submit</button>

    Reference: button, input type=submit

    Quickstart: Adding a button

  • svg
    Defines an SVG document or document fragment that can render vector graphics.

    <svg xmlns=""></svg>

    Reference: svg


  • text box
    A single-line text entry control.

    <input type="text" />

    Reference: input type=text

  • text area
    A multi-line text entry control.


    Reference: textarea

  • time picker (Windows only)
    TimePicker light style

    Lets the user specify a time.

    <div data-win-control="WinJS.UI.TimePicker"></div>

    Reference: WinJS.UI.TimePicker

    Quickstart: Adding a TimePicker

  • toggle switch
    Represents a switch that can be toggled between two states.

    <div data-win-control="WinJS.UI.ToggleSwitch"></div>

    Reference: ToggleSwitch

  • toolbar
    Displays a set of commands. A Toolbar can appear in any location, including in a Flyout or an AppBar.

    <div data-win-control="WinJS.UI.Toolbar">

    Reference: Toolbar

  • tooltip (Windows only)
    Displays a rich tooltip that can support rich content (such as images and formatted text) to show more information about something.

    <div data-win-control="WinJS.UI.ToolTip"></div>

    Reference: WinJS.UI.Tooltip

  • tooltip, simple
    Displays a simple, text-only tooltip for an element.

    <element title="tooltip text" />

    Reference: title


  • URL input box
    A single-line text entry control that accepts URLs.

    <input type="url" />

    Reference: input type=url


  • video
    Specifies the video content to be played in a document.

    <video controls="controls">
       <source src="url" type="videoType" />

    Reference: video

  • viewbox
    Scales a single child element to fill the available space without resizing it. This control reacts to changes in the size of the container as well as changes in size of the child element. For example, a media query may result in a change in aspect ratio.

    <div data-win-control="WinJS.UI.ViewBox"></div>

    Reference: WinJS.UI.ViewBox


  • web view
    See the entry for "iframe".


  • zoomable scroll view
    See the entry for "scroll view".