Live tiles are the newest and the Coolest features of both Windows Phone 8 and Windows 8. Imagine incorporating Live Tiles within your application! These Dynamic tiles are the features which draw users to using your application. I would like to share this sample project I found on MSDN which has some great examples of the basic types of live tiles available for Windows Phone 8. The Sample Project has 5 different types of Live Tiles, including the People Hub Live tile and the picture Gallery Live Tile. I found this sample very useful in helping me create Live Tiles within my application. These are customizable tiles, which can be edited and changed as per the needs of your application.
The Sample Project contains the tiles in the folder called Custom. These controls are invaluable, as they can be customized as per your needs. Since they are user controls, to implement them in your own project, all you need to do is:
1. Right Click on your Solution Name in the Solution Explorer.
2. Select, Add-> Add Existing Item
3. Go to the Folder where the Sample Project has been saved,and select any one of the LiveTile User Controls.
The best part is the experience the controls have, the effects have been created really well. And you can call appropriate events to make them behave as you please.
This sample project can be downloaded from here : http://code.msdn.microsoft.com/wpapps/Windows-Phone-XAML-Create-3707b497/view/Discussions#content
Hope this helps you as much as it helped me!
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