Using tiles and notifications

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    Awesome job! Now I know how to build great tiles!

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    This was an awesome presentation!  After the presentation,  I went back to the hotel to work  on my app, I downloaded the sample code and used it as a starting point for my app.

    Here's my problem: When I call  requestCreateAsync or requestDeleteAsync, they always display a confirmation popup, and I don't want that.  Are there "quiet" representations of these methods?

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    Dan Boris

    I tried implementing this same code in C# and could not get it to work. The app runs without error but the tile on the start screen never changes. Should this work in C#?

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    Missed the original presentation last week, and just watched this now. Unfortunately, there wasn't any recorded Q&A. Regarding the 30 day URI expiration for WNS push notifications, I think this could prove very problematic for some apps. For example, an anti-malware product settings app may not be opened frequently, causing the tile notifications to time out. If this tile showed active/updated information about the anti-malware product, it would appear to freeze. Also, some apps are "report-only" users create a "widget" tile. For example, a weather app that shows local conditions in the tile would expire if it wasn't opened. Is there any way to address this, or are we depending on the user to touch our app?

    Also, I assume push notifications are per-user? We can, therefore update tile information on a per-user basis?

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    @GlennJohnson: Users always receive a confirmation fly-out whenever pinning a tile from an application.

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