I was recently asked to help out with a MSDN forum post on how the WnsRecipe NuGet package can be used to send Push Notifications via WNS to Windows 8 Metro app clients. Essentially here are the steps.
Note: This post assumes you have already created a client app, requested test credentials for WNS and received a notification channel in your cloud service. If you have not yet done this I would recommend you watch this episode of cloud cover where I demonstrate the setup:
If you want to download the hi def version here is the direct link to Channel 9 for this episode .
Now that you have watched the pre-req the rest is really quite simple.
Install the WnsRecipe NuGet into your solution using the NuGet Package Manager
- Right click on your project and select ‘Manage NuGet Packages’
- Select Online and search for WnsRecipe and press Install
using NotificationsExtensions; using NotificationsExtensions.TileContent;
- Use the recipe as per normal but recall to set the appropriate BCP 47 language code for your wideTile.Lang and squareTile.Lang properties
//new up an access token provider with your credentials IAccessTokenProvider tokenProvider = new WnsAccessTokenProvider("<your package sid>", "<your client secret>"); var uri = new Uri("<your endpoint uri>"); //Create the wide tile ITileWideText09 wideTile = TileContentFactory.CreateTileWideText09(); wideTile.Lang = "de-DE"; wideTile.TextHeading.Text = "Test-Paket"; wideTile.TextBodyWrap.Text = "ä"; // new up a square tile to send down with the wide tile // as you do not know if the user has pinned the tile to small or wide ITileSquareText02 squareTile = TileContentFactory.CreateTileSquareText02(); squareTile.Lang = "de-DE"; squareTile.TextHeading.Text = "Test-Paket"; squareTile.TextBodyWrap.Text = "ä"; // set the square tile content wideTile.SquareContent = squareTile; //Send notification - note you should pay attention to the Status codes coming back from the //send operation in the result variable. var result = wideTile.Send(uri, tokenProvider);
- And that’s basically it as mentioned above this is a somewhat fragment sample. Please do watch the Cloud Cover episode if you require more detail
For a full list with screenshots of the different tile template types please see this MSDN reference