Windows 8: Advanced Live Tiles, Part 2: Listing 1

TileController.cs

using System;
using System.Collections.Generic;
using System.Linq;
using System.Net;
using System.Net.Http;
using System.Web.Http;
using System.Xml.Linq;

namespace VSMAdvancedTilesPart2.Service.Controllers
{
    public class TileController : ApiController
    {
        public XElement Get(int id)
        {
            int num = new Random().Next(0, id);
            return XElement.Parse(String.Format("<tile><visual><binding template=\"TileWideText01\">" +
                      "<text id=\"1\">Hello, {0}</text>" +
                      "<text id=\"2\">Thank you for reading this article!</text>" +
                    "</binding>" +
                    "<binding template=\"TileSquareText03\">" +
                      "<text id=\"1\">Hello,</text>" +
                      "<text id=\"2\">Thank you for reading this article!</text>" +
                    "</binding>" +
                  "</visual>" +
                "</tile>", num));
        }
    }
}

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.