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Johannes John
09-19-2012, 08:23 AM

Can someone give me a hint how to create W8 tiles?


09-21-2012, 12:20 PM
Windows 8 Store applications can use the Windows.UI.StartScreen.SecondaryTile (http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/windows/apps/br242183.aspx) class to create/pin tiles on the Start Screen from within the application. The documentation is not clear if this class can be used from a normal desktop style application (though using WinRT APIs from desktop applications can be rather challenging when it is possible). Desktop applications installed with MSI, InstallScript or other installers that create shortcuts on the Start menu will have the shortcuts automatically pinned to the Start Screen on Windows 8.

Johannes John
09-24-2012, 02:04 AM
Hello Josh,

thanks for your replay!

How to suppress the pinning of shortcuts on the start screen I've found in the www.

But how to create tiles on the start screen?
Will the next version of IS support this point?
Or is it possible with the current IS 2012 Sprint to manually create these tiles? And if yes, how?