Join Doug Winnie for an in-depth discussion in this video Creating a basic iconic tile, part of Building Windows Phone 8 Live Tiles.
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Creating an iconic tile in C Sharp code will involve three steps. …We need to identify the tile we want to update, define the data set for the tile, …and then apply that data set to the tile. if you have access to the lesson files, …go ahead and open the start files for this chapter. …The project contains a XML page that has some descriptive text and a button that …will trigger a method in our C Sharp code. …When you tap the button you'll change the iconic tile with our custom parameters. …The XML and basic c sharp code behind files are already created so we just need …to add in the specifics to customize our iconic tile design.…
The project also has asessts that we'll use for our icon design within the …assets, icon tile assets folder Let's go ahead and start by looking at the at …manifest file, or wm@manifest. Since we're working with an iconic tile …for app, we'll need to define that here. We'll need to select that within the tile …template dropdown. Since we're working with large tiles, we …
- What are Live Tiles?
- Working with tile XAML templates
- Building design assets
- Packaging tiles
- Building secondary tiles