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Exam Ref 70-484: Essentials of Developing Windows Store Apps Using C# by Indrajit Chakrabarty

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Objective 4.1: Create and manage tiles

When a Windows Store app is installed on a Windows 8 PC or device, a tile is created on the Start screen. An app’s tile is like an icon in a list of programs, but it is lot more powerful than a simple icon. A tile is useful for communicating with the user even when the associated app is not visible on the screen. A tile can display the latest content from a news website, weather updates, or the latest stock prices. In addition, badges convey status information from apps (for example, whether a remote service is available or the number of unread news articles in a newsreader application). Notifications can be delivered through an app’s tile by the app itself, or the app can add the notification to be delivered ...

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