If you’ve built a Windows Phone 7 application, you may have noticed that if you pin your application to the Start menu, the name of your application appears in the lower, left-hand side of the tile. You can change the text in this tile, by right-clicking on the application and going to properties. On the Application menu, modify the Tile title properties. A sample of this area is displayed below:
You’ll notice that the title text is blank in my screenshot. To accomplish this, you’ll need to perform a little magic. If you wipe this out in Visual Studio 2010, you’ll receive the error message stating “An empty string is not allowed for Title” like the following:
However, you can blank out this field my modifying the WMAppManifest.xml file located in your project’s properties folder. Modify the section of this file that is highlighted below:
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 <?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?> <Deployment xmlns="http://schemas.microsoft.com/windowsphone/2009/deployment" AppPlatformVersion="7.0"> ... <Tokens> <PrimaryToken TokenID="BarefootToken" TaskName="\_default"> <TemplateType5> <BackgroundImageURI IsRelative="true" IsResource="false">Application\_TileImage\_173x173.png</BackgroundImageURI> <Count>0</Count> <Title></Title> </TemplateType5> </PrimaryToken> </Tokens> </App> </Deployment>
This will allow your title to be blank and also allow your tile to appear on your device without the title.