How to schedule a tile notification (HTML)
This topic shows how to schedule a tile notification to appear at a specific time.
What you need to know
- Windows Runtime
- A working knowledge of tile and notification terms and concepts. For more information, see Tiles, Badges, and Notifications.
Step 1: Specify a template
Before you can specify the delivery time, you must create the notification.
Note When getTemplateContent is called on a Windows 8 system, it returns a version 1 template. When this method is called on a Windows 8.1 system, it returns a version 2 template or a version 3 template in case of phone-only templates. However, if an app specifies Windows 8 compatibility in its manifest, this method returns a version 1 template regardless of the Windows version. In this topic, we'll use a version 2 template.
var template = Windows.UI.Notifications.Tile.tileSquare150x150Text01; var tileXml = Windows.UI.Notifications.TileUpdateManager.getTemplateContent(template);
Step 2: Provide tile notification content
We won't cover this here because it's the same for a scheduled notification as for a non-scheduled notification. For more information, see Quickstart: Sending a tile update.
Step 3: Specify the time that the tile notification should be delivered
var currentTime = new Date(); var startTime = new Date(currentTime.getTime() + 3 * 1000);
Step 4: Create the scheduled tile notification object
Send the tile notification content and the scheduled delivery time to the constructor.
var scheduledTile = new Windows.UI.Notifications.ScheduledTileNotification(tileXml, startTime);
Step 5: Optional: Give the scheduled tile notification an ID
This ID must be 16 characters or less.
scheduledTile.id = "Future_Tile";
Step 6: Add your tile notification to the schedule.
Create the TileUpdater object, which in turn is used to add your notification to the schedule.
var tileUpdater = Windows.UI.Notifications.TileUpdateManager.createTileUpdaterForApplication(); tileUpdater.addToSchedule(scheduledTile);