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Windows® Phone 8 Unleashed by Daniel Vaughan

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Updating an Application Tile Using a Shell Tile Schedule

You saw how to specify the background image of an application tile using push notification. There is, however, an alternative approach that lets you set the background image to a remote URI without using push notification, eliminating the need for a cloud service to issue tile notifications.

By using the ShellTileSchedule class the phone can be directed to periodically download an image from a remote server.

To create a schedule for a tile update, create a new instance of the ShellTileSchedule class and set the RemoteImageUri property, as shown in the following example:

string url = "http://www.example.com/ImageName.png";ShellTileSchedule schedule = new ShellTileSchedule ...

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