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How to Create Dynamic Jump Lists

In this section, you learn how to use the Pinned site API to create dynamic and personalized Jump Lists that are relevant to the user. This scenario introduces the TweetFeed sample application. For the updated Windows 8 version of TweetFeed, see Fresh Tweets 2.0 - demo for Windows 8.


By using the TweetFeed sample application, you can search Twitter messages for a #hashtag, @user, or other phrases. If messages are returned from the server, one of them is displayed randomly. The TweetFeed UI displays up to five messages at a time. Older messages are replaced as new ones appear.


This sample demonstrates the following:

  • Creating a Custom Jump List Category
  • Adding search strings to the Jump List as the user interacts with the site
  • Repeating a previous search when the user clicks a link in the Jump List
  • Using custom icon overlays to show activity (For more information, see TweetFeed Sample: Notifications.)
  • Using a scriptable alert that detects when the site is pinned


Topic Description

Creating a Custom Jump List Category

In the Adding Tasks to a Jump List scenario, you learned how to create a static list of Tasks by using metadata. This scenario shows you how to create a custom Jump List category for your Pinned site.

Adding Items to a Jump List Dynamically

In the Creating a Custom Jump List Category task, you learned how to create and show a custom Jump List category. In this task, you add items to the Jump List dynamically.

Further Ideas: Using Dynamic Jump Lists

This topic discusses the idea of using dynamic Jump Lists for a local events site by using geolocation and the Bing Maps API. Other ideas for using dynamic Jump Lists are also discussed.


Badge Notifications, directly on your Windows 8 Pinned Site

Fresh Tweets 2.0 - demo for Windows 8

High Quality Visuals for Pinned Sites in Windows 8

Internet Explorer 9 Test Drive: Site Pinning Demos

Pinned Sites Developer Documentation

Pinned Sites in Windows 8