Friday, January 21, 2011

Windows Phone 7: Setting the Tile image

On a Windows Phone 7 people can pin your application to their start screen. To pin an app, you hold down until you get the menu below, then you pin it to the start screen.

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After you do this, you’ll see a big icon box with your application name.

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The icon that is shown in the Tile can be set in the project’s properties page…

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But although I changed the Background image to another png, it didn’t show up inside the Tile. I found out that I didn’t see my image because I had set the Build Action for my PNG file to Resource instead of Content. Adding it defaults to Resource, but for the purposes of the Pin-To-Start tile image, you just need to switch it to Content instead.

Still strange that I was able to pick it from the Background image list…

1 comment:

venu gopal said...

you can Add 173x173 pixel image to the App background image then it will appear there also