Enabling User-Updated Live Tiles in Windows 8: Listing 3

BlankPage.xaml.cs

namespace VSMUpdateLiveTilesDemo
{
    /// <summary>
    /// An empty page that can be used on its own or navigated to within a Frame.
    /// </summary>
    public sealed partial class BlankPage : Page
    {
        LiveTile _myTile;

        public BlankPage()
        {
            this.InitializeComponent();
            _myTile = new LiveTile(TileTemplateType.TileWideImageAndText01,
                TileTemplateType.TileSquarePeekImageAndText04);
            TileStack.DataContext = _myTile;
        }

        /// <summary>
        /// Invoked when this page is about to be displayed in a Frame.
        /// </summary>
        /// <param name="e">Event data that describes how this page was reached.  The 
        /// Parameter property is typically used to configure the page.</param>
        protected override void OnNavigatedTo(NavigationEventArgs e)
        {
        }
        private void Update_Click(object sender, RoutedEventArgs e)
        {
            _myTile.Update();
        }
    }
}

About the Author

Eric Vogel is a Senior Software Developer for Red Cedar Solutions Group in Okemos, Michigan. He is the president of the Greater Lansing User Group for .NET. Eric enjoys learning about software architecture and craftsmanship, and is always looking for ways to create more robust and testable applications. Contact him at vogelvision@gmail.com.