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Friday, July 20, 2012

How to create cool custom tiles in a WP application

The APIs provided by Windows Phone to create secondary tiles or to update the main tile are very simple to use, but not very flexible: you can set a title, a background, a counter, etc., but you can't use a custom layout (even simple scenarios, like breaking the title in two lines, aren't supported).

One way to override this limit has been suggested directly by Microsoft itself in this post: the idea is to create a custom XAML control and to "capture a screenshot" of the control itself, that can be used as background of the tile.

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