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BackgroundImage and Pin to start in Windows Phone 7 using Visual Studio

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BackgroundImage and Pin to start in Windows Phone 7 using Visual Studio

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In one of my previous posts , i talked about  How to change the StartPage of the Windows Phone 7 Application in Visual Studio 2010 ? and talked bout how we can change the page in the WMAppManifest.xml.

You might be wondering about the section BackgroundImageURI in the WMAppManifest.xml file in the following code


<PrimaryToken TokenID="WindowsPhoneApplication4Token" TaskName="_default">


<BackgroundImageURI IsRelative="true" IsResource="false">Background.png</BackgroundImageURI>






The BackgroundImageURI section contains the 173 X 173 image that will be displayed on the start screen of the Windows Phone 7 when the user pins  the Application .
Hold Down the Mouse Button on the test App which will display a popup menu .

This provides the option to Pin the Application to start screen as well as Uninstall the Application .


Click the Pin to start button.

No go back to the Start page to see the Application Icon :)


Again you can change the Text for the Start Page from the title section in the above xml code . Just change





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