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Talk:How to pin the application tile to the start screen from code

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Hamishwillee - Have you checked for duplication?

Hi munjalrohit

As per my comment to some of your other articles, its great to contribute, but only if the content is new and original. If you create duplication then it needs to "add some value" and clearly not be able to fit into other documents. Looking around I see other tiles articles that cover the same material: Working with Live Tiles in Windows Phone 7, Generating Live tiles for Windows Phone from Live Data, Live Tile Templates in Windows Phone 8

I can also find exactly this information on DevCenter in some form or another. We don't want to duplicate that either :-0

This is also missing explanation, link to other documents on DevCenter that it "uses" or is based on, and a few things like that you can only create a tile programmatically IF the user has already added the primary tile (I think).

Upshot, please explain the value this adds over MSDN and other articles on wiki.

Regards

Hamish

hamishwillee (talk) 10:10, 19 September 2013 (EEST)

Hamishwillee - Also this title doesnt match

what the content is.

hamishwillee (talk) 04:04, 20 September 2013 (EEST)

SB Dev -

What this code does is basically programmatically creating the "primary tile" or at least a tile replicating the the functionality of the primary tile. The user does not have to pin the primary tile before you can create secondary tiles though. E.g. for ConnectivityShortcuts you can put the Wifi Shortcut on your start screen without having to pin the Apps primary tile (which mainly serves to allow the users to create the secondary tiles that provided them the shortcut functionality).

SB Dev (talk) 13:08, 20 September 2013 (EEST)

Hamishwillee - True

However I don't see what value this adds over existing material - other than being a howto for just this specific case. Essentially this is covered fully in DevCenter right - let alone Working with Live Tiles in Windows Phone 7?

If this is original or adds something over existing content then great. Otherwise should be deleted or enhanced to add something original.

hamishwillee (talk) 08:27, 1 October 2013 (EEST)

SB Dev - Primary Application Tile

I just compared it with the article on the Wiki here. There we are stating that there is no way to pin or unpin the primary application tile from code. It can only be done by the user. What this sample here now does is to create a secondary tile that has the same behavior as the primary application tile - making it pretty much indistinguishable from the primary tile. The interesting part is that it provides a possibility to work around the limitation imposed upon the primary tile.

I agree though that this is not really highlighted in this article and that perhaps this info is better off as a note in http://developer.nokia.com/Community/Wiki/Working_with_Live_Tiles_in_Windows_Phone_7

SB Dev (talk) 20:52, 1 October 2013 (EEST)

Hamishwillee - Yes, but ...

That is a side point. This whole article appears to be "derivative". If it adds nothing over what is on MSDN or already on wiki then it should be deleted. If it adds something then this should be merged if possible with the other articles.

hamishwillee (talk) 12:49, 2 October 2013 (EEST)