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Windows Phone 8 Recipes: A Problem-Solution Approach by David R. Totzke, Lori Lalonde

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CHAPTER 4

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Tiles and Lock Screen

Tiles are the entry point to a Windows Phone application. Windows Phone 8 provides 3 tile templates that you can use to add flair to their application. Each tile template must define the appearance of a tile for each of the 3 available sizes (small, medium, large), which will be visible when a Windows Phone 8 app is pinned to a user’s start screen. You will need to take care to ensure that your live tile represents your application appropriately, while still following the Windows Phone design guidelines, and in a way that captures the user’s attention. This chapter will guide you through the basics of adding live ...

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