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Windows® Phone 8 Unleashed by Daniel Vaughan

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Sample App Notifications

The Stock Quoter app uses all three types of push notifications, which are described in the following sections.

Tile Notifications

Tile notifications are sent periodically from the StockQuoteService and are displayed as shown in Figure 15.7. The tile notification contains a Text1 data property equal to Stock Quote and a Text2 data property that is the result of calling the ToString method of the StockQuote object, which produces a combination of the stock symbol, the stock’s last price, and its change in price.

Toast Notifications

Toast notifications are sent periodically from the StockQuoteService and are displayed as shown in Figure 15.4. The sample uses the title property of the tile notification to display the ...

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