Chapter 13. Adding Live tiles

There are sadistic scientists who hurry to hunt down errors instead of establishing the truth.

Marie Curie

The Microsoft Windows 8 and Windows Phone user interfaces are characterized by colorful blocks that remind many users of those old-fashioned icons that made earlier versions of Microsoft Windows so popular. However, the new blocks are significantly larger than icons and are displayed side by side under the control of the operating system. The blocks are referred to as tiles. The term tile mostly refers to the shape and size of the graphical element. Tiles in Windows 8 (as well as tiles in Windows Phone) have an additional and fairly interesting capability: they can display tailored information generated by the ...

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