Debugging Live Tile issues in Windows 10

If you’re a developer and wondering “Why isn’t my Live Tile updating?”, you’ve came to the right place! In this article, we will list out all the potential reasons that your tile notification can fail to display. Quick checklist Are you using the Notifications library to construct your tile notifications? If not, are you XML-escaping…

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How to keep your tile notification payload under 5 KB

The XML payload that you construct for your tile notifications must be no larger than 5 KB. Otherwise, you will get a COMException with HResult 0x803E0115 saying that “The size of the notification content is too large.” To fix this, you should set limits on the content that you put into your tile notifications. For…

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NotificationsExtensions updated for Anniversary Update of Windows 10!

The Anniversary Update of Windows 10 brings a number of new Toast/Tile features. We’ve updated NotificationsExtensions (a NuGet package) to support these new features, and we also converged the Tile and Toast Adaptive content, so that you can share code between notifications. New version number Install NotificationsExtensions.Win10 version 14332.0.0 or higher. The major version number…

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Quickstart: Sending a weather Tile and Toast Notification

In the Anniversary Update of Windows 10, we’ve made Toast Notifications as visually-capable as Live Tiles. In this Quickstart, we’ll show you how can re-use your Tile Notification’s 5-day weather forecast to send a Toast Notification displaying the forecast. Wide Live Tile Toast Notification 1. Install UWP Community Toolkit NuGet package In order to create…

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Quickstart: How to use the tile notification queue with local notifications

This topic shows how to enable the notification queue on your tile. It also shows how to tag your notification before sending it, to avoid duplicate or out-of-date content in the queue. With the tile notification queue enabled, Windows will cycle through up to five notifications. Prerequisites To understand this topic, you will need: A…

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Embed a live tile in your Windows 10 app!

Have you ever wanted to display a preview of your live tile in your app’s settings page, so the user can instantly see how your various settings will affect their live tile? Introducing the PreviewTile control! The PreviewTile is a XAML control that replicates the Start tiles, and fully supports displaying adaptive tile notifications. This…

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What’s new for Adaptive Tile Templates in Windows 10 Version 1511

For 1511, we’ve added a number of small features and improvements to Adaptive Tile Templates. This post summarizes everything that’s new. See the Adaptive Tile Templates documentation to learn more. Circle crop for peek and background images You can now use the hint-crop=”circle” attribute on peek and background images. Previously you could only use it…

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