Navigation.state property

Gets or sets one or more user-defined key-value pairs that can be passed between pages. Use with navigate.


var myState = WinJS.Navigation.state;

Property value

Type: Object

A comma-separated list of user-defined key-value pairs.


Here, we pass form input ("name1" and "name2") to page 2 of an app and display the value of "name1" in a dialog.

  { name1: "name1", name2: "name2" });
if (nav.state.name1) {
  var messageDialog = 
    new Windows.UI.Popups.MessageDialog(nav.state.name1);


Minimum WinJS version

WinJS 1.0



See also

For developers

WinJS.Navigation Namespace

WinJS.UI.Hub object

WinJS.UI.AppBar object

WinJS.UI.NavBar object

WinJS.UI.BackButton object

Your first app - Part 3: PageControl objects and navigation

Navigating between pages

Adding app bars

Quickstart: Using single-page navigation

Quickstart: Adding a nav bar (NavBar)

Quickstart: Using a hub control for layout and navigation

HTML Hub control sample

HTML AppBar control sample

HTML NavBar control sample

Navigation and navigation history sample

For designers

Navigation patterns

Command patterns



Bottom app bar

Top app bar

Back button

Guidelines for the hub control

Guidelines for app bars

Making the app bar accessible