ToastNotificationManager.GetTemplateContent(ToastTemplateType) Method


Gets the XML content of one of the predefined toast templates so that you can customize it for use in your notification.

 static XmlDocument ^ GetTemplateContent(ToastTemplateType type);
 static XmlDocument GetTemplateContent(ToastTemplateType const& type);
public static XmlDocument GetTemplateContent(ToastTemplateType type);
function getTemplateContent(type)
Public Shared Function GetTemplateContent (type As ToastTemplateType) As XmlDocument



One of the system-provided toast templates.



The object that contains the template XML.


The following example shows how to create and send a toast notification that includes text and images, including the use of the GetTemplateContent method.

var notifications = Windows.UI.Notifications;

// Get the toast notification manager for the current app.
var notificationManager = notifications.ToastNotificationManager;

// The getTemplateContent method returns a Windows.Data.Xml.Dom.XmlDocument object
// that contains the toast notification XML content.
var template = notifications.toastTemplateType.toastImageAndText01;
var toastXml = notificationManager.getTemplateContent(notifications.ToastTemplateType[template]);

// You can use the methods from the XML document to specify the required elements for the toast.
var images = toastXml.getElementsByTagName("image");
images[0].setAttribute("src", "images/toastImageAndText.png");

var textNodes = toastXml.getElementsByTagName("text");
textNodes.forEach(function (value, index) {
    var textNumber = index + 1;
    var text = "";
    for (var j = 0; j < 10; j++) {
        text += "Text input " + /*@static_cast(String)*/textNumber + " ";

// Create a toast notification from the XML, then create a ToastNotifier object
// to send the toast.
var toast = new notifications.ToastNotification(toastXml);



Instead of creating the full XML payload yourself, you can get a template and then use Document Object Model (DOM) manipulation functions to customize the part of the content that you want to change. You package this XML in a ToastNotification and send it to the tile through the ToastNotifier that you create through the other methods of this class.

See tile schema for an explanation of tile elements and attributes.

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