Working with App Tiles

In Chapter 4, I showed you how to set the image that an app uses for its tile on the Windows Start screen. This is the basic action for tiles, but apps can go a lot further and create live tiles, which present useful information via the Start screen, even when the app isn’t running. In this section, I’ll show you how to create a live tile and the different ways that you can update it from your app.

There are two basic reasons to use live tiles: because you want the user to run your app more frequently or because you want the user to run your app less frequently. If you have an app that aims to attract users’ ...

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