Setting the Lock Screen’s Notification Text

Unlike the lock screen background image, the values for the lock screen’s quick status and notification text are pulled from the app’s primary tile.

When using a flip tile template, the notification text corresponds to the WideBackContent property of the FlipTileData object that is used to update the tile. When using the iconic tile template, the three lines of text in the notification area correspond to the WideContent1, WideContent2, and WideContent3 properties of the IconicTileData object.


The cycle tile template does not allow you to populate the notification area with text because the CycleTileData class does not contain a property that maps to the notification area text field.

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