Working with Advanced Live Tiles in Windows 8: Listing 3

BlankPage.xaml.cs

using System;
using System.Collections.Generic;
using System.IO;
using System.Linq;
using Windows.Foundation;
using Windows.Foundation.Collections;
using Windows.UI.Xaml;
using Windows.UI.Xaml.Controls;
using Windows.UI.Xaml.Controls.Primitives;
using Windows.UI.Xaml.Data;
using Windows.UI.Xaml.Input;
using Windows.UI.Xaml.Media;
using Windows.UI.Xaml.Navigation;
using Windows.Networking.PushNotifications;
using Windows.UI.Notifications;
using Windows.UI.StartScreen;
using System.Threading.Tasks;
using VSMAdvancedTilesDemo.Common;

namespace VSMAdvancedTilesDemo
{
    /// <summary>
    /// An empty page that can be used on its own or navigated to within a Frame.
    /// </summary>
    public sealed partial class BlankPage : Page
    {
        public BlankPage()
        {
            this.InitializeComponent();
        }

        /// <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 async void PinSecondaryTile_Click(object sender, RoutedEventArgs e)
        {
            Status.Text = String.Empty;
            CustomSecondaryTile tile = new CustomSecondaryTile(TileId.Text, Message.Text);
            bool status = await tile.RequestCreation(this);
            Status.Text = status ? "Pinned successfully to Start Menu." : "Failed to pin to Start Menu.";
        }

        private void PushBadge_Click(object sender, RoutedEventArgs e)
        {
            Status.Text = String.Empty;
            CustomSecondaryTile tile = new CustomSecondaryTile(TileId.Text);
            tile.PushBageNotification(Message.Text);
            Status.Text = String.Format("Pushed badge notification successfully to tile {0}.", TileId.Text);
        }

        private void PushTile_Click(object sender, RoutedEventArgs e)
        {
            Status.Text = String.Empty;
            CustomSecondaryTile tile = new CustomSecondaryTile(TileId.Text);
            tile.PushTileNotification(Message.Text, TileTemplateType.TileSquareText01, TileTemplateType.TileWideText01);
            Status.Text = String.Format("Pushed tile notification successfully to tile {0}.", TileId.Text);
        }

        private async void UnpinTile_Click(object sender, RoutedEventArgs e)
        {
            Status.Text = String.Empty;
            CustomSecondaryTile tile = new CustomSecondaryTile(TileId.Text, Message.Text);
            bool status = await tile.RequestDelete(this);
            Status.Text = status ? "Unpinned successfully to Start Menu." : "Failed to unpin to Start Menu.";
        }
    }
}

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.