The FirstRunTask setting specifies the background task that is active, or live, by default for a tile when a user signs in to Windows for the first time.

The background task must register the user with Windows Notification Service at first sign-in, and must send notifications to the app’s live tile.


To make a tile live, do one of the following:

  • If your background task is in JavaScript, specify the .js file that implements the IBackgroundTask interface.

  • If your background task is in XAML or C++, specify the class ID for the application.

Valid Configuration Passes




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Applies To

For a list of the Windows® editions and architectures that this component supports, see Microsoft-Windows-Shell-Setup.

XML Example

The following XML output shows how to use the <SquareTiles> component.

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			 <AppIdOrPath>C:\programdata\microsoft\windows\start menu\programs\desktoptile1.lnk</AppIdOrPath>
			 <AppIdOrPath>C:\programdata\microsoft\windows\start menu\programs\desktoptile3.lnk</AppIdOrPath>

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