Join Doug Winnie for an in-depth discussion in this video What you should know before watching this course, part of Building Windows Phone 8 Live Tiles.
This course works with the Windows Phone 8 SDK, and uses C# and XAML as the development languages for the course. I assume that you are familiar with the Windows Phone 8 SDK, Visual Studio 2012 for Windows Phone, and the C# and XAML languages. If you need a refresher, take a look at my course Up and Running with Windows Phone 8 Development, or for other courses on Windows Phone in the lynda.com online training library. For this course, we'll be working with the Visual Studio 2012 for Windows Phone IDE. If you currently don't have the ID installed, download an install from dev.windowsphone.com.
The Up and Running With Window's Phone 8 Development Course has a section that covers how to install the software on your system. Also, while having a physical device is helpful to test and view your work, it isn't required. I'll be using the Windows Phone emulator that is part of Visual Studio, to show how the various tiles work.
- What are Live Tiles?
- Working with tile XAML templates
- Building design assets
- Packaging tiles
- Building secondary tiles