Join Doug Winnie for an in-depth discussion in this video The iconic tile template, part of Building Windows Phone 8 Live Tiles.
The Iconic tile is perfect for applications that need to display a …prominent notification, and add some visibility behind what these …notifications are?. For example, Email, Chat or Social Media …applications are great examples of when to use an Iconic tile. …The Iconic tile also the only type of tile that doesn't have a backside option. …All Iconic tiles are front-sided only. Let's start with a small version of the tile. …All of the front sides of iconic tiles use the phone access color and the only …asset you'll provide is an transparent icon which is called small icon image.…
This requires an image reference using an URI in your code. …In addition you can display a number to indicate a number of other notifications …and other data. This is provided using account parameter. …This and the other two sizes of the icon also support a background color …parameter, that we will define using an RGBA value in our code. …Let's move on to the medium version. In this size, the icon is larger than the …
- What are Live Tiles?
- Working with tile XAML templates
- Building design assets
- Packaging tiles
- Building secondary tiles