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Talk:Custom Live Tile with Formatted Text

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Hamishwillee - Looks good on first scan

Hi Spaso

I haven't reviewed this, but it does look nice on quick scan.

As a rule, before we create wiki articles it is good to check if there are existing or better topics on wiki or on MSDN - ie to ensure we "add value" rather than duplicating material. If we are duplicating material then usually we'll consider if we could update existing articles first. Sometimes of course we can create new articles that are better and add separate value so updating is not a good ideal. I don't know whether this is a duplicate or not, can you confirm what value it adds over the following (and yes, I know there is some duplication below too)




hamishwillee 05:47, 24 June 2013 (EEST)

Spaso Lazarevic - Response for Hamishwillee

Hi Hamishwillee

This article is intended to show some new way of customizing Live Tiles that is not presented in none of the articles that you presented. I would say that this article add some new values for Live Tilse story and it would be helpful to someone who need to customize content of the Live Tiles in Windows Phone apps.

And for instructional purpose I needed to explain some of the aspects that is presented in mentioned article but without that flow of the article would be disrupted.

What I can do is to add Releated Article section and put some links from Nokia Wiki that show some basics of the Live Tiles (I point to: Live Tile Templates in Windows Phone 8 from Wiki page).

Best regards


Spaso Lazarevic 20:43, 25 June 2013 (EEST)

Hamishwillee - Thank you for the clarification

Hi Spaso

Thanks for your response - I know you are busy.

If this is a new way or approach for doing tiles then that is great (note I haven't read this closely yet). The important thing to make sure is that the "differentiator" (ie what sets this apart from other articles on live tiles) is clear in the introduction and ideally the also the title - reading just the introduction this seems to be about improved custom formatting of text. So instead of "Custom tiles for WP" how about "Custom Live Tile with Formatted Text" ?

I'll try to review this soon and give you some more detailed feedback.



hamishwillee 03:08, 26 June 2013 (EEST)

Hamishwillee - Subedited/Reviewed

Hi Spaso

Renamed and subedited. Can you please check that it hasn't lost any of your meaning.

The main change has been to put the "value add" first and foremost - this is an article about formatting text to display on live tiles, not a generic article about working with custom tiles (though it does end up showing that). So fairly big change to the introduction, but the rest is just your code with some minor layout and editorial changes. Hope you like it!

I haven't really got anything else extra to add on this - but others may have.



hamishwillee 06:18, 27 June 2013 (EEST)

Hamishwillee - PS

In case I didn't say, I think this is really quite useful :-)

hamishwillee 06:13, 27 June 2013 (EEST)

Spaso Lazarevic - Final word


Now this is perfect, Thank you a lot for your help.

And thanks for the kind words :)

Spaso Lazarevic 09:55, 28 June 2013 (EEST)

Sjoerdvdn - Scheduled Task

How can I use the above sample in a scheduled task?



Sjoerdvdn (talk) 15:29, 14 February 2014 (EET)


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