Tile Sample

This sample demonstrates how to update an Application Tile using the ShellTile APIs, including how to create, delete, and update secondary Tiles.

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using System;
using System.Linq;
using System.Windows;
using Microsoft.Phone.Controls;
using Microsoft.Phone.Shell;

namespace sdkTilesCS
    public partial class ApplicationTile : PhoneApplicationPage
        public ApplicationTile()

        /// <summary>
        /// Set all the properties of the Application Tile.
        /// </summary>
        /// <param name="sender"></param>
        /// <param name="e"></param>
        private void buttonSetApplicationTile_Click(object sender, RoutedEventArgs e)
            int newCount = 0;

            // Application Tile is always the first Tile, even if it is not pinned to Start.
            ShellTile TileToFind = ShellTile.ActiveTiles.First();

            // Application should always be found
            if (TileToFind != null)
                // if Count was not entered, then assume a value of 0
                if (textBoxCount.Text == "")
                    // A value of '0' means do not display the Count.
                    newCount = 0;
                // otherwise get the numerical value for Count
                    newCount = int.Parse(textBoxCount.Text);

                // set the properties to update for the Application Tile
                // Empty strings for the text values and URIs will result in the property being cleared.
                StandardTileData NewTileData = new StandardTileData
                    Title = textBoxTitle.Text,
                    BackgroundImage = new Uri(textBoxBackgroundImage.Text, UriKind.Relative),
                    Count = newCount,
                    BackTitle = textBoxBackTitle.Text,
                    BackBackgroundImage = new Uri(textBoxBackBackgroundImage.Text, UriKind.Relative),
                    BackContent = textBoxBackContent.Text

                // Update the Application Tile