Microsoft Launches Notifications Visualizer For Windows 10

Notifications Visualizer is a new app that helps the developers in designing adaptive Live Tiles for Windows 10.

Notifications Visualizer is a new app which helps the developers in designing adaptive Live Tiles for Windows 10. This app is available in the Windows Store for free.
 
This app will provide its users with instant visual preview of the tiles, while editing, and it is similar to Visual Studio’s XAML editor/design view. This app also checks for errors, and it ensures that the users are able to create a valid tile payload.
 
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This tool provides its users to easily create and also test adaptive tile payload, without editing or deploying the app in anyways. Once a payload with proper visual results has been created, users can integrate it into their apps. 
 
The Notification Visualizer comes pre-loaded with numerous samples of payloads, in order to showcase what is possible with adaptive Live Tiles, and helps the users to get started. Users can also experiment with the different text options, background images, and other such features. They can also see how the tiles adapt to different devices, such as phones or tablets, where content can easily be displayed. After the changes have been made, the updated payload can be saved to file for future references.
 
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The editor also provides its users with real-time errors and warnings. For example, the payload should be less than 5KB in size, which is the platform limitation. The Notification Visualizer will inform yu, in case of incorrect attribute names, or value, and it will also help you to debug any kind of visual issues.
 
Users can now control tiles properties, like name, logos, colors and ShowName, along with setting badge value. These options allow the users to clearly understand tiles properties and notifications payloads interact, along with the result produced.
 
Users can also generate notification payloads from code. You can check more details about this procedure in the Windows blog for Notification Extension.