Automatic Jump List Sample

Demonstrates how to add items to the automatic Jump List for an application, including switching between the display of the Frequent and Recent categories.

This topic contains the following sections.

  • Requirements
  • Downloading the Sample
  • Building the Sample
  • Running the Sample
  • Related topics


Product Minimum Product Version
Windows Windows 7
Windows Software Development Kit (SDK) 7.0


Downloading the Sample

This sample is available in the following locations.

Location Path URL
Code Gallery Windows Shell Integration Samples on Code Gallery
Windows 7 SDK Download Windows 7 SDK


In the case of the Windows SDK, once you have downloaded and installed it, you will find the samples in the installed directory. For example, use of the default installation path for the Windows 7 SDK results in the samples being placed under C:\Program Files\Microsoft SDKs\Windows\v7.0\Samples\.

Building the Sample

To build the sample from the command prompt:

  1. Open the command prompt window and navigate to the AutomaticJumpList project directory.
  2. Enter msbuild AutomaticJumpListSample.sln.

To build the sample using Microsoft Visual Studio (preferred):

  1. Open Windows Explorer and navigate to the AutomaticJumpList project directory.
  2. Double-click the icon for the AutomaticJumpListSample.sln file to open the project in Visual Studio.
  3. From the Build menu, select Build Solution.

Running the Sample

  1. Navigate to the directory that contains the new executable, using the command prompt or Windows Explorer.
  2. At the command line, enter AutomaticJumpListSample.exe. Alternatively, from Windows Explorer double-click the icon for AutomaticJumpListSample.exe.
  3. This sample must be run as an administrator the first time it is run so that it can install the necessary file type registrations. After the file types have been registered, the sample can run as a standard user.
  4. Select options from the menu in the sample application, including the selection of .txt or .doc documents through the Open dialog to see how they affect the application's Jump List in the taskbar.

Application User Model IDs (AppUserModelIDs)