Learn how to use tiles, badges, toasts, and notifications to provide entry points into your app and keep users up-to-date.

Toast notifications

Adaptive and interactive toast notifications let you create flexible notifications with text, images, and buttons/inputs.

Badge notifications

A notification badge conveys summary or status information specific to your app.

Push notifications

Push notifications let third-party developers send toast, tile, badge, and raw updates from their own cloud service.


Ask your user to pin your app to the taskbar to make it easier to find.

Title bar

Extend your app content into the title bar and add custom content.

Start menu icon

Every app is represented in the Start Menu by an icon. You can also pin secondary icons to provide direct access to specific content.