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Windows Phone Mango Sample: a Secondary Tile in 5 Minutes

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Windows Phone Mango Sample: a Secondary Tile in 5 Minutes

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Your Windows Phone application is fast. Your Windows Phone application uses animations. Your Windows Phone application is Metro. How can you make it better?

Think about your user at a bus stop. They see the bus coming. “Oh!” they think, remembering they need some information from your app. Can they get to it before the bus arrives?

Tiles

Every application has a primary tile – it is displayed in the application list or start screen.  Here’s how they are structured:

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Secondary Tiles

A secondary tile is another door to your application – instead of the typical front-door, secondary tiles let users skip to important parts directly. They can look like your primary tile, or any way you want them. Let’s create one together.  Check out my video

Get the code here.

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Adding secondary tiles makes your application that much more friendly and useful to your users.

Remember, we are fighting against UNINSTALL!

Best of luck!

Source:  http://blog.jerrynixon.com/2012/01/mango-sample-secondary-tile-in-5.html

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