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Mastering Windows 8 C++ App Development by Pavel Yosifovich

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Live tiles

One of the unique characteristics of Windows Store apps is the use of tiles on the Start Screen. These tiles can contain images and text, but these need not be constant and can change. Through various mechanisms to provide live and meaningful information, draw the user to tapping/clicking on the tile, to access the app itself. In this section, we'll take a look at creating and manipulating tiles.

Setting application tile defaults

The defaults of an application tile can be set in the application manifest, which is easily accessible through the Visual Studio user interface:

Setting application tile defaults

Two sizes of tiles are available, the standard and the wide. If a ...

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