Appearance and Styling in Windows Forms Hub Tile

HubTile provides support to render Banner similar to Windows 8 live tiles.

Banner visibility

Banner can be added using the following code example.

this.HubTile1.ShowBanner = true;
Me.HubTile1.ShowBanner = True

NOTE

Banner visibility customization is applicable only for DefaultTile type.

In HubTile, information in the form of text can be displayed in Banner.

this.HubTile1.Banner.Text  = "Child Play is on the way”;
this.HubTile1.Banner.TextColor  = Color.White;
Me.HubTile1.Banner.Text  = "Child Play is on the way”
Me.HubTile1.Banner.TextColor  = Color.White

NOTE

Banner Text properties are applicable only for DefaultTile and RotateTile types.

In Banner, icons can be added, like the following image. Use the following code example to create a Banner icon.

Banner icon

this.HubTile1.ShowBannerIcon = true;
this.HubTile1.BannerIcon = this.ImageListAdv1.Images[0];
Me.HubTile1.ShowBannerIcon = True
Me.HubTile1.BannerIcon = Me.ImageListAdv1.Images[0]

NOTE

BannerIcon customization is applicable only for DefaultTile type.

HubTileBanner color can be changed using the BannerColor property.

Banner color

Banner Color

this.HubTile1.BannerColor= Color.Green;
Me.HubTile1.BannerColor= Color.Green

NOTE

BannerColor is applicable only for DefaultTile and RotateTile types.

Selection marker

HubTile provides selection marker support similar to Windows 8 Start screen tile.

Selection marker

The following code example demonstrates how to keep a tile selection marked.

this.HubTile1.IsSelectionMarked = true;
Me.HubTile1.IsSelectionMarked = True

NOTE

Selection Marker is applicable only for DefaultTile type.

Selection marker border color

In HubTile, Selection Marker Border color can be customized using the SelectionMarkerColor.

this.HubTile1.SelectionMarkerColor = Color.Blue;
Me.HubTile1.SelectionMarkerColor = Color.Blue

NOTE

SelectionMarkerColor is applicable only for DefaultTile type.

Hovered border color

In HubTile, border highlight is rendered once it is focused. Its appearance can be customized using the HoveredBorderColor property.

The following code example demonstrates how you can customize the border color of HubTile on mouse hovering.

this.HubTile1.HoveredBorderColor= Color.Green;
Me.HubTile1.HoveredBorderColor= Color.Green

The following code example illustrates how to enable the hover border color.

this.HubTile1.EnableHoverColor= true;
Me.HubTile1.EnableHoverColor= True

Expand on hover

HubTile can be expanded once it is focused. It can be enabled by using the ExpandOnHover property.

this.HubTile1.ExpandOnHover= true;
Me.HubTile1.ExpandOnHover= True

NOTE

ExpandOnHover is applicable only for DefaultTile type.

Tile press behavior

Tile sliding effect occurs on mouse click and based on the position of the mouse pointer. The EnableTileSlideEffect property allows you to enable or disable the sliding effect in HubTile.

this.HubTile1.EnableTileSlideEffect = true;
Me.HubTile1.EnableTileSlideEffect = True

NOTE

EnableTileSlideEffect is applicable only for DefaultTile and PulsingTile types.

Tile press behavior