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XML schema to cycle through a few versions of same size Live Tile

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  • I would like to create a Live Tile that cycles through 2-3 different kinds of content. Is there a way to alter the XML schema of the "Tile Update" XML that I can provide in the app's manifest "URI Template" field?

    I understand that I can provide the XML of a particular sized live tile template in the "URI Template" XML, but can I provide a few different versions of the same sized live tile for the purpose of the live tile to cycle through those templates?

    My app is like a news app. I'd like to show 2-3 stories in the live tile that cycle one after another. I understand I can set up notifications in the code of the app, but I was wondering if I can skip that step and just place the 2-3 notifications in the static "URI Template" XML that I can set in the app's manifest.

    Tuesday, October 21, 2014 1:01 PM

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  • You can only set one tile in the manifest. If you're pulling images from an external site you can set the tile to poll a URL and change the data on that end. Other than that you would need to send multiple live tile notifications either from local code or pushed from the network. The news app probably uses push notifications.
    Tuesday, October 21, 2014 1:48 PM
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