LiveTile configuration

Live Tiles are used to display the current or up to date information like scores, stocks, weather, etc. This functionality is supported only in windows rendermode.

You can enable live Tile by using the data-ej-livetile-enabled attribute set to true that is the sub property of live Tile property. The data-ej-livetile-type attribute allows you to specify the type of animation while updating the information in the Tile. There are three types of Tile animation supported; flip, slide and carousel.

The data-ej-livetile-imageurl attribute sets background image for the Live Tile. This property accepts array values. So, you can specify the image url’s for all the Tiles that are used in the single Live Tile.

You can specify the time interval for each Tile update/animation by using the data-ej-livetile-updateinterval attribute. The Time interval is given in milliseconds. The default value is 2000

Refer to the following code example.

  • html
  • <div id="toolbar" data-role="ejmnavigationbar" data-ej-mode="header" data-ej-title="Tile" data-ej-titlealignment="center" data-ej-position="top" data-ej-touchend="tileSelection">
        </div>
        <div class="tiles" style="top: 45px; position: relative;">
            <div id="tile6" data-role="ejmtile" data-ej-backgroundcolor="#3086e5" data-ej-rendermode="windows" data-ej-tilesize="medium" data-ej-imageposition="fill" data-ej-livetile-updateinterval="2500" data-ej-livetile-enabled="true" data-ej-livetile-type="slide" data-ej-livetile-imageurl="['../themes/sampleimages/tileview/windows/people_1.png','../themes/sampleimages/tileview/windows/people_2.png','../themes/sampleimages/tileview/windows/people_3.png']" data-ej-text="People">
            </div>
        </div>

    By using the data-ej-livetile-imagetemplateid attribute, you can specify the Live Tile images outside the Tile rendering. To achieve this, you can provide image content inside the element where the path is specified by using the templateid. You can update the imageTemplateId dynamically through the updateTemplateID public method.

  • html
  • <div id="header" data-role="ejmnavigationbar" data-ej-mode="header" data-ej-title="Tile" data-ej-titlealignment="center" data-ej-position="top" data-ej-touchend="tileSelection">
        </div>
        <div class="tiles" style="top: 45px; position: relative;">
            <div id="tile" data-role="ejmtile" data-ej-rendermode="windows" data-ej-tilesize="medium" data-ej-caption-text="People" data-ej-imageposition="fill" data-ej-livetile-imagetemplateid=["temp1","temp2"] data-ej-livetile-enabled="true">
            </div>
    
        </div>
        <div id="temp1" style="background-image:
                url('../themes/sampleimages/tileview/windows/people_1.png'); width: 100%; height: 100%;">
        </div>
        <div id="temp2" style="background-image:
                url('../themes/sampleimages/tileview/windows/people_3.png'); width: 100%; height: 100%;">
        </div>

    You can specify the array of images for the Live Tile through CSS classes by using the data-ej-livetile-imageclass attribute and you can define the desired styles in the specified class.

  • html
  • <div id="toolbar" data-role="ejmnavigationbar" data-ej-mode="header" data-ej-title="Tile" data-ej-titlealignment="center" data-ej-position="top" data-ej-touchend="tileSelection">
        </div>
        <div class="tiles" style="top: 45px; position: relative;">
            <div id="tile" data-role="ejmtile" data-ej-tilesize="medium" data-ej-caption-text="People" data-ej-rendermode="windows" data-ej-imageposition="fill" data-ej-livetile-imageclass=["people_1","people_2"] data-ej-livetile-enabled="true">
            </div>
    
    
        </div>

    Refer the below code snippets for CSS class

  • css
  • .people_1 {
                background-image: url('../themes/sampleimages/tileview/windows/people_1.png');
            }
            .people_2 {
                background-image: url('../themes/sampleimages/tileview/windows/people_2.png');
            }

    You can specify the array of caption text for the Live Tile by using the data-ej-livetile-text attribute.

  • html
  • <div id="header" data-role="ejmnavigationbar" data-ej-mode="header" data-ej-title="Tile" data-ej-titlealignment="center" data-ej-position="top" data-ej-touchend="tileSelection">
        </div>
        <div class="tiles" style="top: 45px; position: relative;">
            <div id="tile6" data-role="ejmtile" data-ej-rendermode="windows" data-ej-livetile-text="['John','Smith','Johnson']" data-ej-tilesize="medium" data-ej-imageposition="fill" data-ej-livetile-updateinterval="2500" data-ej-livetile-enabled="true" data-ej-livetile-type="slide" data-ej-livetile-imageurl="['../themes/sampleimages/tileview/windows/people_1.png','../themes/sampleimages/tileview/windows/people_2.png','../themes/sampleimages/tileview/windows/people_3.png']">
            </div>
        </div>