James Montemagno
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Live Tiles

Windows 8 Live Tile Branding

After implementing live tiles I found something extremely interesting. When live tiles are active you never really get to go back to your standard tile with your app logo and name. Switching from wide to standard will flash you logo quickly, but after that it is gone. This seems just fine, but demoing my app to a few people and showing them live tiles they brought up a point… “How do I know which tile is the app?” From a developer point of view I never really thought of this because it is showin…

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Windows 8 Live Tiles Done Right

It is a bit surprising to that one of the best features of Windows 8 isn’t extremely well documented on how to implement it. Now there are plenty of tutorials on implementing live tiles, however what if you want to update them in the background, or maybe every so often. Do you need to require permissions? Do you need to register events? Who knows!?!?! Well there is probably a document somewhere, but I couldn’t find it. So what do you need to do? In this tutorial I am going to go through how I th…

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