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Offsetting the screen RRS feed

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  • Hi,

    Is there a way to get a handle to the display to be able to "shake" the startscreen/desktop as a way of notifying the user?

    Kind regards,

    Peter

    Thursday, February 21, 2013 12:15 PM

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  • As far as I know you can't get handle to the desktop (and desktop applications) from WinRT app. However you can notify your user by Tile which is displayed in Metro Start menu (look this: http://blogs.msdn.com/b/windowsappdev/archive/2012/04/16/creating-a-great-tile-experience-part-1.aspx).
    • Edited by fex_ Thursday, February 21, 2013 12:29 PM
    • Proposed as answer by fex_ Thursday, February 21, 2013 12:29 PM
    • Unproposed as answer by fex_ Thursday, February 21, 2013 12:29 PM
    Thursday, February 21, 2013 12:26 PM
  • You can't get access to this.

    Better off using toast notifications which is the standard way of getting the users attention outside of the app.

    http://code.msdn.microsoft.com/windowsapps/Toast-notifications-sample-52eeba29


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    • Marked as answer by Aaron Xue Friday, March 8, 2013 9:53 AM
    Thursday, February 21, 2013 1:15 PM