Implementing Live Tiles Windows 8.1- Updated

In Windows Store Apps by Hafiz Faraz6 Comments

Live tile in windows 8.1 is ANIMATING tile i.e after some time content of app TILE (Not inside app but on start screen tile) changes automatically. (Another OLD post of ‘implementing live tiles’ is here). Live tiles windows 8

Lets do it now!

1. Open visual studio 13 > New project > Visual C# > Blank App

2. In solution explorer, open App.Xaml.cs
3. Add following method code after public app(){} method.

Code Explanation: There are templates styles available to implement live tiles. Here I made use of
TileWide310x150ImageAndText01 template then accessed content of template using GetTemplateContent and assigned it to variable  tileXml. Next, I entered desired text to appear on live tile and image path that we want to show. Lastly, set the time for tile to show up. Thats it.

4. Goto manifest file and do following steps show in picture below.

Live Tile

5. Finally add tile image in your assets folder that you mentioned earlier in code.

Download Complete code by Mr. Shahid Aziz
Having any problem implementing above code? Click on this post title and comment below there.

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  • Ahmed Ul Hussain

    good post

    • Hafiz Faraz Mukhtar

      Thanks

      • Ahmed Ul Hussain

        pleasure

  • Amat Kazmi

    This sample isn’t working 🙁 I tried it myself but didn’t work 🙁 What to do?

    • Hafiz Faraz Mukhtar

      have you downloaded complete code ? if yes, then try cleaning n rebuilding your project.