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[UWP]Transparent icons? RRS feed

  • Question

  • How do I set a transparent background for the icons in the taskbar? I'm building for Windows 10.

    Setting <preference name="BackgroundColor" value="transparent" /> creates an appxmanifest with #transparent as color and fails compilation.

    Thank you!

    Monday, August 31, 2015 9:24 PM

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  • Hi SweRichard,

    Basically, you just need to set Background Color to transparent in the Package.appxmanifest file:

    Please also see the solution provided by Fred Bao in this thread:

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    Wednesday, September 2, 2015 5:58 AM
  • Thank you for the answer Franklin.

    The problem is that I am using Cordova (that's why I posted this question in the Apache forum) with visual studio.

    I need the setting for the background color in config.xml to transfer to the app manifest. When transparent is used in the config.xml it is at build time inserted as "#transparent" into the appmanifest, which causes the error.

    Any ideas?

    Best regards


    Thursday, September 3, 2015 11:56 AM
  • Hi, SweRichard

    To do that, you first need to set the Background color to transparent in the Package.appxmanifest file. In addition, the taskbar icon will be overrided if you set a 24x24px icon for 44x44 Squre Badge.


    Thursday, October 8, 2015 3:57 AM