How to schedule a tile notification (XAML)
Note Not using C#/VB/C++? See 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.
- The ability to create a basic Windows Store app with C# or C++ Microsoft Visual Basic using Windows Runtime APIs. For more information, see Create your first Windows Store app using C# or Visual Basic.
Step 1: Add namespace declarations
Windows.UI.Notifications includes the tile APIs.
using Windows.UI.Notifications; using Windows.Data.Xml.Dom;
Step 2: 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.
TileTemplateType tileTemplate = TileTemplateType.TileSquare150x150Text01; XmlDocument tileXml = TileUpdateManager.GetTemplateContent(tileTemplate);
Step 3: 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 4: Specify the time that the tile notification should be delivered
This example specifies that the notification should appear in 3 hours. This example uses the DateTime object.
Int16 dueTimeInHours = 3; DateTime dueTime = DateTime.Now.AddHours(dueTimeInHours);
Step 5: Create the scheduled tile notification object
Send the tile notification content and the scheduled delivery time to the constructor.
ScheduledTileNotification scheduledTile = new ScheduledTileNotification(tileXml, dueTime);
Step 6: Optional: Give the scheduled tile notification an ID
This ID must be 16 characters or less.
scheduledTile.Id = "Future_Tile";
Step 7: Add your tile notification to the schedule.
Create the TileUpdater object, which in turn is used to add your notification to the schedule.