Choose from the following layout features when using the TileControl:
The TileControl is extremely customizable. A few ways to easily configure the display include:
You don't need to design each tile separately. Instead, you can create one or several tile templates, then associate these templates with tiles. Tiles can provide data — like strings, colors, and images — for templates. You can associate one template with several tiles and switch templates for a single tile.
The TileControl supports panning, tapping, and checking tiles with a swipe gesture using the touch input hardware on a machine with Windows 7 or Windows 8. When users press and hold a tile with their fingertip, the tile shows its tooltip.
At run time, users can easily navigate between tiles using the keyboard.