Changing Application Tile in Windows Phone 7



When you create a Windows Phone 7 application, by default the newly created application will have:

  • Tile
  • Background Image
  • Icon

The values, as set to default are as below:
Application Tile in Windows Phone 7

If you will notice by default, the Tile would be the same as the name of the Windows Phone Application project.

Upon running you will get the Application tile as below:

Application Tile in Windows Phone 7

If you want to change the default values for Application Titles, you can very easily do that. Follow the following steps.

Step 1:

Right-click on the application in Solution Explorer and add an existing item. Select an image and upload it. I have added an image named OData-logo.png in the application.

Step 2:

Right-click on OData-logo.png and click on Properties:

Application Tile in Windows Phone 7

Change Build Action to Content from Resource.

Application Tile in Windows Phone 7

Step 3:

Right-click on the application in Solution Explorer and click on Properties. In the properties window select the application tab and here you can change the default values. In the drop down for Icon and background image, now you will get OData-logo.png image also to select from.

Application Tile in Windows Phone 7

I have changed the value of tile and chosen OData-logo.org as the Icon image. Save the setting and run the application.

Application Tile in Windows Phone 7

Now you can see tile and icon for the application have been changed.

I hope this post was useful. Thanks for reading.