Windows Tile Updater (Part 6 - Binding a command parameter)

June 03, 2014

We’re still missing functionality to show the text, or show the text and an image where both are specified.

Add text

Let’s start with the text field. It’s currently just hard coded - that’s pretty straightforward:


Next, let’s hook this up to the command.

[sourcecode language=“XML”] Update

So that works, and the logic to show the text tile is quite straightforward:

``` csharp

        public static void UpdateTileText(string text)
            XmlDocument xmlDoc = TileUpdateManager.GetTemplateContent(TileTemplateType.TileWide310x150Text01);

            XmlElement textNode = (XmlElement)xmlDoc.GetElementsByTagName("text")[0];
            textNode.InnerText = text;

            Windows.UI.Notifications.TileUpdater tileUpdater = TileUpdateManager.CreateTileUpdaterForApplication();
            TileNotification tileNotification = new TileNotification(xmlDoc);

So, we can call this, or we can call the UpdateImage. At the moment, we can’t call both. In the next post I’ll look at how we can do this using Multibinding.

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